It's cold, there's less sun, a lot of us are isolated and some of us are completely alone.... The perfect recipe for negative thinking. We may fixate on our loneliness, our pain and our failures...
But when did you SUCCEED?
For me, it was this:
Years ago, a family friend gave my parents a small jade plant. It was no more than 7 inches tall. Our friend said that if you take a single leaf from the plant and put it in the soil, a whole jade plant will grow from it.
So, I asked for a leaf so that I may have my own jade plant. Reluctantly, I was allowed to take one. I say "reluctantly" because I am notorious for not being able to keep plants alive. I water them, give them the necessary sunlight, consult the ancient scrolls (Google)... and yet, I always fail.
I was ready to fail again, but I wanted so much to have just ONE plant that I could help grow and flourish. So I planted the jade leaf in a little pot, watered it, adjusted it's position in the sun, talked to it, fussed over it... And, to my delight, it grew into the plant pictured above!
It seems like a small victory, but it's one that I'm very proud of 😊 How about you? When did you succeed?
That’s so cool I’m happy for you! For me, a re want success is that I’m learning candle making.
Thank you Starr! I know you'll excel at candle making, just as you do with your phenomenal artwork. I wanted to let you know that your paintings have inspired me to dust off the old acrylics again 😊🎨 You are amazing!
Aww 🥰 I just love you. I’m glad you got out your acrylics! What type of art do you like to paint?
I get lost in your works 🥰 It's better than going to a museum.
I usually paint abstract things. When I paint, I'm most likely feeling way too much emotion to organize my thoughts into actual forms. But, I am always working on improving how I paint plants and animals (my post "Who Is On Your Mind" has one of my paintings)
Beautiful work, CJasmin!!!!!!!!!
You are too kind. This is high praise coming from you ❤️