What Do You Imagine?

 

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pablo Picasso
I imagine a LOT!  So much that sometimes it becomes a weakness instead of a strength.  How?  Well, I imagine a yard without weeds and it is beautifully manicured.  Our home is totally remodeled and everything has a place and is in that place.  I’m always eating healthy and exercising, and 15 pounds lighter!  I have enough energy to complete all the ideas floating around in my head, aka, PROJECTS!   I can stress over these things with the BEST!  And then, all my energy is zapped and what happens? Very little.
That’s when I need an attitude adjustment!.  I needed one yesterday in a big way.  I was so consumed by what I hadn’t got done I failed  to see what I had gotten done.  You know, the woe is me pity party! So, I invited myself to the party, went to it for a few hours and came home rejuvenated!  The important part of that last sentence is….came home rejuvenated!  I allowed myself to sulk for a little while and then became so joyful and grateful for where I am.
  399132_2801800722733_1375833308_n[1] Yes, it takes courage for me to tell you all this.  To tell you that sometimes I get in a funk and  sometimes I put a smile on my face when I’m really not so smiley on the inside. But just like I love to transform furniture I love transforming my attitude!  And my heart is
SINGING JOYFULLY this morning!  I am so blessed and yes there are so many projects I want to do!  Number one is finishing the kitchen.
Let Your Heart Sing...

Let Your Heart Sing…

I’ve been struggling with the remodel of our kitchen for about a year now.  It still is not completed.  I’ve delayed making decisions and wasn’t able to move forward.  It has not been pretty to say the least.  Earlier this week a wise man said to me something like, you need to make a decision, stick with it, and finish the kitchen so you can enjoy your home.  Hmmmm……wise man?  I think so!  I’m moving forward.
Picasso, I’m imagining our kitchen done and soon it will be REAL.  I am excited to show you the pictures of the transformation……wow!  Instead of thinking of everything left to do I’m just going to finish it.  How blessed I am to be able to imagine it done.  I’m thankful for that blessing.  It’s been a real struggle, but soon we will be past that and instead of jumping in to another project, I’m going  to enjoy our home.  Will I always have projects I want done, of course! But, I’m working on that imagination being a blessing and not a slave driver.  Being  content with where I am. And trying to enjoy the present while continuing to visualize the next project.

What’s Important?

Hello again.

I’ve been learning a lot the past few weeks. No, I haven’t been to school I’ve been listening and enjoying conversations with 2 of my favorite moms.  Those two favorites, are my daughters.

Our children taught us many things when they were younger.  I didn’t have much experience with children before ours, so I was surprised that they were teaching us and not the other way around. They taught me to be more  patient, more affectionate, more lenient, more joyful, more accepting, to laugh at myself and most of all they taught me about loving unconditionally. I really miss the little girls, but now I have the best friends in the world.  I’m not sure when that happened, I just know it happened. 644368_3010584119433_550689174_n[1]

And they are still teaching me.  In a conversation yesterday, one daughter said something like, “Of course we are all busy, that’s why we have to be sure we are spending our time on what is IMPORTANT”.   Pause, for thought. Thank you dear daughter! How wise a woman she is.  I needed to hear those words.  I’m guilty of getting  way to caught up in what I think I ought to be doing or what others think I need to be doing.  And, that is one reason I’m writing this evening….I simply want to.  Something inside of me is telling me to write it down, someone else needs to read about it.  What is IMPORTANT to you? Do you even know? Do you make the time for whatever it is?

Mom with the 14 month old was asked by daycare, what would you like us to focus on the upcoming year? And her answer caused me to pause also.  It went something like, ” I want you to continue to help her to believe she is awesome and to be excited about life.”  Wise also?  I think so, if only we all believed we are awesome and excited life…….we would all be changed. I believe we are ALL awesome and need to let our own unique light shine. 529395_493167214081227_2111504999_n[1]

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
 We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
. So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
 We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

So, that’s what I’ve been learning the past few weeks.  And for me it’s the best school with the  best teachers. I’ll always be grateful for these amazing blessings.