Things Hoped For...

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus

Well... I have a desire to find the ponies in this painting.  Suddenly they began to appear and it was... like they were always there and I did not see them until the morning after. Hope you are watching as the posts pass to keep up with the progress. So now they are found and I continue on with my painting.

I have shared before about writing on index cards those things that you 'want' or desire in life.... and watched how fast God actually provided those things.  Now I am thinking it is more important to journal daily about all the wonderful things I have right now.  The list is endless. Gratitude ... giving thanks. I need to post some signs throughout the house.  Put a big stop sign on it and the words... Give thanks... be Grateful. Show gratitude. Thank God this moment.  Repetition makes habits and I want gratitude to go beyond habit, I want it to be part of breathing. 

I know what I will call this painting, it is Ocean Herd Summer Winds.  Far from done though.             
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4