Boys on the Beach... wanna come?

Boys on the Beach 2009 © Laurie Pace

Boys on the Beach 2009 © Laurie Pace

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”  ― Rachel Carson

This is one of those days... one of those days I do not want to think about painting horses. One of those days I think about what began my journey in art and my journey in life.  I loved Rachel's quote about the grains of sand and the story of the earth. In the same line of thinking, my artwork has a story line of my own life on this earth as does my blog. There have been many influences over the years from history, living, relationships and more. Has my work or writing influenced someone?

It has. I have been blessed with many stories and shared thoughts and letters from people I will never meet in person in this lifetime. Kind supportive words of how my art or thoughts have touched their lives. I am humbled by it every single time, because those words came through me from the Father.   I actually had given up writing this type of blog from about early 2012 through early 2015.  No more. Allowing negativity into your life can really screw it up. You have the choice here of what to do. I walked away from it. I chose to not listen to negative words and to listen to God and my heart and share the those thoughts.

In every word you speak; in every sentence you write; in every post you type on Facebook or everything you do in your life... it is YOU... the things that make you who you are...things that are valuable to your life. These are the things that define you and your story...your gift.  Smile at a stranger or offer assistance to someone you do not even know. Contribute to the world and its story.

"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. " 2 Corinthians 9:7