Maybe for the first time in my life I really understand what the word " Believe" means. And why it is so important to us.I'm not talking about anything other than believing in ourselves because until we do we have nothing to offer others. From childhood I was often told what I couldn't do. The focus then was always on telling me what would be impossible to achieve. Strangely this had the opposite effect on my young soul. Knowing I couldn't do anything made me fearless in attempting new things. Because as I knew I couldn't do "it" whatever it was I had nothing to lose by trying. My expectations of myself were never high. I wasn't worthy, good enough or important enough to matter. How sad. But maybe that was my grandparents' way of parenting.
Now as an adult I believe we are all worthy and capable of far more than we realise. Apart from talented artists I also meet people constantly on my watercolour workshops from all over the world who think they "aren't good enough". Not just at painting. They are. It saddens me to meet so many wonderfully incredible people too on my courses who have been through so much and yet still smile and give freely to everyone around them. So where am I heading with this blog post. The last of the year.
We are now seeing out a twelve months period and we have a choice of how to face the new year. I would love everyone to face it feeling positive. Feeling as though something really magical is about to happen. And it might just happen. If we allow it to. We could see dreams coming true. We could simply enjoy relaxing more or making or creative time even more fantastic.
We have so much power individually to make a huge difference to our own lives and the lives of others. We really have if only we knew it.
With age comes wisdom so they say. I decided long ago to avoid any form of negativity. I have surrounded myself with amazingly positive people who not only smile but share their joy for living in so many ways with everyone they know or meet.
So here's my wish list for 2019.
I am going to make this new year the best ever.
I am going to continually keep looking for the magic in life. The magic of kind people who are everywhere making miracles happen when least expected.
I am going to try to inspire everyone who loves watercolour to paint non stop and encourage them to try something new as often as possible.
I am going to discover as many new watercolour techniques by the end of the new year and have shared each discovery with as many art friends as I can including you.
I am going to enjoy every minute on this earth while I can and make each minute count.
I am going to share as many smiles as possible
I am going to be kind to myself by resting more often and enjoying my home and garden.
Happy New Year.
Please make your own positive wish list!
And may all your wishes and dreams come true.