Happy New Year, Y'all
Life can be such a mixed bag of love, loss, joy and grief. Many are saying "good riddance" to 2016, but in my life this year brought a second grandbaby (joy!), a trip to Scotland with dear friends (love!), lots of painting time, art shows, workshops and sales, and more blessings than I can count. There was also a season of loss as my dear friend, Debbie, finished her battle/journey through dementia and now rests with the Lord. It truly was a deep mid-winter this December when our trip to Seattle took us into ERs, ICUs and finally a beautiful Hospice with my father-in-law, who passed away between Christmas and New Year's Day. And so many others are experiencing such loss, pain and grief as well and our prayers for each other bind us together.
Do you make resolutions in each new year? Lots of opportunity to list out goals to achieve and things to do, but what about Being? We are human beings, not human doings. My resolutions are to be: present... open... grateful,,.kind
I am grateful for you, faithful readers! And I wish you a beautiful, full, blessed year of Being!
1/2/2017 03:18:13 pm
And I am totally in love with this dear lamb! You are right about all the goodnesses we could recount that 2016 brought us. My resolution for the new year is to be more aware of the good, and the bad, and be available to respond appropriately to each. Blessings abound. Summer is just around the corner! Hoping to host part of an Ervin visit to the Pacific Northwest, even better ALL of it!
1/3/2017 03:26:54 pm
Great comments, Betty, as usual! I miss our philosophical talks over a bottle of wine...c'mon summer!!
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...