Good Monday morning, friends!
After waking up a bit late (got Bryan ready and out the door in 20 minutes – whew!) Gabriel and I are now taking it slow. He’s having fun playing with his cars and I’m having fun sitting and drinking my coffee. This week we have a goal of keeping the television off every.single.day. We’re not big tv-watchers, anyway, but the kids do watch PBS most mornings, so it will be an adjustment of sorts. So far, so good. I’m loving the quiet, and when we do want some music I put on my new fave station on Pandora - Indie Holidays Radio. Have you listened to it? It’s great!
Another thing that’s been going on ’round here is I’ve re-opened my Etsy shop. I’m telling you this because it’s connected to today’s title, “Embrace the Art within Yourself.” As of today I only have one item in the shop, but I hope to be adding to it soon. You see, at the very core of my being I am an artist. Sometimes I ignore the truth of that statement and starve the artist within. It’s a weird thing to do, I know. But because being creative comes so easily for me I tend to discount the validity of it. Have you ever done that with something in your life?
For some reason I hold the validity of business skills, math skills, numchuck skills, what-have-you, in higher regard because those things are more difficult for me to grasp. Like I said, it’s weird, I know. So you know what I’ve decided to do? Yep, I’ve decided to embrace the art within myself. Whether it’s drawing, painting, decorating, writing, whatever, I am pursuing it because it’s who the Lord created me to be on this earth.
And you know what? He created art within you, too. There’s a beauty within you that only you possess…that only you can share with this world…that only you can allow Him to awaken.
Are you willing to embrace the artist within?
I dare you.