I'm so glad you're here! "The Art of Life" is where I share my journey as an artist & Momma. It's a place where I hope to encourage other women that they are artists too. In this small little space I seek to share, document, and be reminded of God's wonderful grace, all around us. ....And I would be so happy to have you journey alongside me! So grab a cup of coffee and linger for a while. I hope you leave feeling refreshed.
Friday, January 4, 2008
"How Lovely" by Heidi Larson found here.
~~Every year Ali has her "One little word" prompt. The idea is to choose one word that you want to carry with you throughout the new year.
~~I've been thinking quite a bit about this. Several different words have come to mind but the one that keeps coming back is COURAGE.
~~If I could name one word that has caused me the most trouble, heartache and grief in my life it would be fear; fear of what others think, fear of failure, fear of so many things. Fear is the root of so many of the issues that I struggle with. It's why I'm so much of a perfectionist. It's why I can be quite a homebody. It's what makes me content to carve a little rut and stay right in the middle of it.
~~For so long I wished that I could just rid my life completely of fear. I thought it would be the perfect answer. But I've come to realize that not only is that impossible, but it wouldn't even be a good thing. The only way that we can have courage in our lives is to face our fears. They are, in a way, what spurs us on and shows us the strength that we otherwise would never know.
~~So I've decided to choose the word "courage" for 2008. I know that I will still have to face my fears, but courage can be my weapon. I tasted a bit of it last year when I ran the half marathon. There were some major fears in my path, one being my claustrophobia and fear of crowds, lol. But crossing the finish line was exhilarating because I had met my fears head on and conquered.
~~How about you all? I would love to hear your "one little word" for 2008.