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I wasted many thoughts in my twenties and thirties on imagined worries. In my forties, I had more reason to worry but I chose not to. On separate paths, my sister and I helped each other to consciously change our thought. We decided to waste no more on troublesome people, situations, or conditions. Instead, we would strive to think positively and creatively.
Susan drew flowers for an assignment at a pre-school conference. The instructor encouraged her so much she bought colored pencils and played around. She laughs to recall the poor quality of the pencils, and the drawing’s primitive elements. Slowly improving, never giving up, she took a few lessons, advancing to water-color and acrylics.* Since most of us are visual learners, and we continually need proof of even the simplest of truths, consider Susan’s art. From flowers to mountains, she has proven, “What you think upon grows.” It can be a daily battle to keep our thoughts positive. But, today, I feel armed. Thank you, Susan, for your sharing your beautiful example.
*Terminology verified by dear friend, K.T.
Nancy, you are the real-life embodiment of these ideals! Thank you for your positive presence in the world!
p.s.-I passed your website along to a friend of mine…she was a big camper as a child and I thought your book would bring back great memories for her!
Thank you! And, I’d love to hear some of her camp memories.
I’ll pass that along to her….. 🙂
Have a great day today!
Awesome, awesome quote. I just love it. And it’s so true…or at least, we hope it is 🙂
Thats so true…we spend half of our life fighting with imaginary problems, and then we have the real ones…but who understands…
“slowly improving, and never giving up…” this is what life is all about…I really respect her for that…
I am very much dealing with this idea now. I am watching what I am talking about and what I am thinking about. Life is beautiful if that is what we focus on. It is a practice to see the good as much as possible. thanks
Yes, we need to focus on the beauty in life. How do we find your music? Your writing is so beautiful, your music must be as well!
You may find my music at http://www.robinhackettmusic.net. Thanks so much for your kind words. I have just written a book but I never thought of myself as that kind of a writer but only a songwriter, so your compliment is affirming. Have a good day!
Thank you for the link. You have a rich, serious voice with undertones of joy and strength. I’m hooked!
Her mountains are beautiful as are the flowers. It shows an artistic growing from childhood to adulthood. Your sentiments nearly brought tears to my eyes because it describes what I try to live everyday. Imagine if even half of the world thought positive, creative thoughts every single day.
Susan will be so pleased by your comment. Thank you.
anthony mangini said:
Setting others free means setting yourself free because resentment is really a form of attachment, it’s a mental chain.
So true and well said. Resentment weaves a heavy and destructive mental chain. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.