Today I find myself reflecting on my childhood. It amazes me that in a lot of ways I have come full circle. As a child, I wandered the hill that I grew up on. I cared for every stray animal that showed up at my door. I spent countless hours outside painting, drawing and daydreaming. The things that brought me joy as a child still bring me joy. I allowed someone to diminish those parts of me. I will never allow that to happen again. I AM an artist. I AM an animal lover. I AM a country girl. I am going to embrace these parts of me and thank God every day for making me talented, compassionate and appreciative of the world around me. I hope this encourages my children to follow their passions.
Today, I am starting my Christmas ornaments. I do not sell the ones I make each year. They are strictly gifts for family and friends. Usually, I choose a subject that represents something of the current year. This year the symbol is very important. It represents an important part of my moving on and finding myself this year.
Time to cut glass and listen to music. What a great start to my day!
I wish you all a happy Monday!