Acrylic on Gallery-Stretched Canvas, 12 x 12". Ready to hang!
My husband and I have been making an attempt to live more simply since we moved a year and a half ago. We downsized to see what it would be like. It necessitated letting go of stuff. Some things were hard to let go of, like my mother's favorite chair. I thought I could but I couldn't, not yet anyway. But other things were easier. If there was some sentimental value, but it was just sitting in a box somewhere, we'd take a picture of it to remember it, which is the point really. It has been a good process. We are not finished.
How do you live generously? That could mean being generous with your time, your money, your smile, your laughter, your listening...your heart. Care deeply. Well, I'd like to think that I do, but I have to admit sometimes I decide not to care about something when it takes too much out of me. Sometimes that can be a healthy thing, but it can also be a way to escape and not deal with something. So, what would it mean to intentionally care deeply? Speak kindly. That's a constant challenge, isn't it? I do pretty well when it comes to strangers and acquaintances, even good friends. But what about those who are closest to you? It seems like it is easier to lapse on this one, when your spouse does the same thing over and over after you've mentioned it bugs you. Sometimes I fail the most on this one, with the people I love the most. Makes no sense. I'm working on it. These words keep me mindful of taking the high road.
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