I am wwaaaaay behind but the word I chose and believed was my word of the "year" is
I have been thinking and thinking and thinking some more about this unique "magical" word ever since I heard it on Oprah when she began her Best life series.
I was 'looking' for magic...willing to 'buy' a dream.
HOW can I bring 'balance' into my life.
Make it work so I can be at peace, thinner, wiser, more efficient, ...
Indeed this IS a magical word...
but, but, I WANT to find all this balance too... just like Oprah's guests...
There isn't a magic word. ME YOU WE are magic already.
This balance...it is right here.
I don't need to go any further than my own back yard...(or front pasture if you will).
Looking for the magic pill, the magic system, a magic diet...it is all right here.
Look no further than yourself to give you the inspiration to slow down,
eliminate the clutter,
eat less of a portion and begin to have a balanced diet..walk around a little and enjoy the outside.. to give a balance of some exercise
enjoy the sunshine...go sit outside a minute, to begin a balance of rest
work less hours so you can spend more time with your family (spending quality time make the time you spend with family and friends count),
so you can make the pay you bring home be efficient and enough so you don't need to work overtime...(work IS important to pay the bills and get a little extra something...art supplies...but, in moderation)
I should become less of a procrastinator and make the most of the minutes I have to spend time on the things I would like to do...and say I don't have time for...plan out my time better.
Okay I think you get the general message I am trying to send...we all need ...i need balance...this is my spread.
"No further than my own front pasture. "
Looking at the beautiful trees we have planted, the groves growing up, beautifying my view, bringing a balance to nature, giving me a harmonious feeling, brought to me the simplicity of... 'balance'.
I took a closer look ...inward...and found out it is all right here too...
the little AHA moment.
To create the spread..(which didn't exactly turn out as I envisioned, but works) I took a picture of the pasture and transferred the image using the 'gel transfer' technique. (I could have sketched it just as well)
added some layers of paint, including the creek that runs through the bottom.. added the panes of windows that I look through
wrapped it all up in a gold bow ...leaving off the centering of balance because imperfect and making adjustments.. is just fine by me...
thanks for looking...and I hope everyone finds their own sense of balance...you don't need to look very far.