My art and writing are two channels I use to express gratitude for all the goodness in my life.  Being creative requires me to step out of my comfort zone and explore new avenues.  When I write and paint from the heart, everything makes sense.  I am grateful for the opportunity to share my joy with you.


I have been thinking a lot about courage these past few days.  Not the blockbuster movie type of courage, but the courage that involves small, sometimes painful steps.  The courage that accompanies the willingness to admit to imperfection, the courage that often goes hand in hand with the decision to show vulnerability.
That kind of courage.
Because it can be so scary, can't it?  To admit to being fragile, to step up and out and show your true self to the world, to admit that yes, I am struggling and need help right now.
To take that leap of faith and trust that someone will be there to catch you, to support you and ease your burden.
That's courage.
I have been fortunate, for every time I have taken that leap of faith there has been someone there to embrace me.  I wish that for each of you, to know that you are loved and supported.
Have courage.
 "Smile, breathe, and go slowly."  I love this advice from Thich Nhat Hanh.  So simple yet so wise.
Smile.  Breathe.  Go slowly.
Sending you love.
Sharing Nurturing Thursday with Becca.