Forget the Roses...it's been done before.

A Dozen Roses @2006 Laurie Pace

A Dozen Roses @2006 Laurie Pace

Roses for your Monday... 

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
Henri Matisse

What kind of energy do you put out in the world around you?  Do you ooze love, kindness, consideration, empathy...or do you ooze anger, stress, disgust and worry?  We are what we give out to others.  Our life and words reflect what is inside each of us. 

Is it hard to reflect harmony if you are upset with the world? Yes it is. You cannot be at peace or harmony with others if you are not balanced in your own life.  I use meditation and prayer. If I am desperate I have to walk away and the best place for me is outside in nature.  Hot or cold, rain or shine, I can reconnect quickly with God if I am outside. Peace will return to my heart and my mind if I just stand there and let Him enfold me in the beauty he created around me.  You cannot hold a grudge or harbor unforgiveness if you are standing in His light and love.  

Enjoy your week! Laurie

"Clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony." Colossians 3:14