Imagine the world as a big canvas. You are the artist.
You go to work using your tools.
And start creating your masterpiece: the world you want to live in.
The world you want your children to grow up in.
It’s early afternoon and I’m looking through the window.
I see my neighbor’s fifth-grader – walking home from the park.
She suddenly stops and bends down – checking out something.
I later found out it was the lifeless body of a beautiful little bird.
Killed by the neighborhood cats.
I talked with the girl later in the day.
She asked if there is anything we can do to prevent this from happening again.
“Yes”, I answered. “The cats need to have a collar with a little bell.
The sound of the bell would give birds a chance to get away when ambushed.”
A “bell” that would alert us of danger?
I thought about what’s going on in our world today.
In France and elsewhere. And how we need to find solutions to keep us all safe.
If only the answer would be that simple: a “bell” that would alert us of danger.
And give us plenty of time to take the appropriate measures to protect ourselves.
Bright colors for a vibrant future
We have bright people. Advanced technology.
We need to find solutions to these problems.
It’s not IF.
Until that happens, remember: YOU are the artist of your world. Don’t become a cynic.
Strike a balance: be a cautious optimist.
Use the appropriate tools to create a vibrant and happy environment that allows you
to function at your best.
Recall an earlier post you read on this blog about color: it’s an important part of
your tool arsenal.
Surround yourself with colors that “speak” to you.
Yellow and blue “speak” volumes to me.
Their beautiful and vibrant colors put a sparkle in my days.
They are beautiful inside and out.
As for the blue – I need to have it around me.
Is the need one has to look at the blue sky.
That need to put aside the minutia of everyday life,
if only for a few moments.
It helps to keep things in perspective.
And see the big picture.
A picture of a kinder, gentler world.
“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things
even if we do not get anything in return.
It is the joy of our life to do them.
When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness
in everything we think, say, want and do.”
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