What are you cultivating . . .

© Laurie Pace 2012

© Laurie Pace 2012

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

I loved doing this painting. I took my Mom to a workshop presented by my good friend Nancy Medina. She was teaching how to paint flowers.  We had a blast and this is the piece I did at the workshop. It is not perfect on composition, but I was concentrating on the technique Nancy was teaching. Mom enjoyed it so much, she purchased the sample painting Nancy did for the class. It hangs in her den over her fireplace as part of her life daily walking through the flowers. 

What do you cultivate in people around you? What do you have in infinite abundance that you can give to others?

There is no limit to the smiles you share each day.  Inside of you is an infinite amount of love that you share in your words, your deeds and your touch in the lives of others. What about planting hope when despair seems to hover nearby?  These are all gifts you have in abundance that you can share every day. 

Psalm 3:2-6   Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”  But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.  I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me.  I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.