My world has been spinning in such great directions lately and that makes me deeply thankful. I was taught, and choose to life my life putting that thanks into action. As I woke the other day, I felt a nudge to show my gratitude in some way and as I did, I began to paint…and ponder…and pray. While the brushstrokes danced across the page I realized I wasn’t trying to find the perfect idea, it was being created as part of the process…right in front of me, and I knew I was meant to gift it.
The lines swirled, the paint was fluid, and I clearly saw the image of two figures, one large, one small. Now, if you know me, you know I have this thing about love. It is the force of why I paint, what I paint, and who I paint for. When I tap into this, I tap into the belief that it will change us, one person at a time, one act at a time. This painting resonated that…To Love Even One….
As the painting came close to fruition, I gave a lot of thought to how to gift it. What I landed on, and am beyond grateful I did, was to ask in my FB stream for folks to simply comment on my post how they would creatively love at least one person in their path in a 24 hour time frame. The words began to flow from folks sharing their heart, their hopes, their choices to send light into the world. I could not have asked for a more powerful response.
Here are a few:
whisper kind words – Lanie
I do believe so. So often in this world, there is a sense that we are just taking up space and taking up too much of it, at that. We try to make ourselves small – we slump, we hold our magnificence in and when someone positively acknowledges our existence, it can be life-changing. Just that one “little” act of kindness. – Paulissa
I always hug like I mean it….a big solid squeeze:) – Felicia