Whenever there is a challenge, there is also an opportunity to face it, to demonstrate and develop our will and determination
This quote came from the Dalai Lama on Twitter. I love Twitter. I prefer Twitter to Facebook although I'm pretty pants at the updating my status or tweeps thing. My life seems so boring if I reduce it to tweeps. But I am always fascinated by what my tweeps are twittering about. And I adore the fact I can follow someone like Sally Thomsett (remember Jo from Man about the House?). I loved Sally as Jo, and Sally Thomsett and I twittering over easter eggs and so forth is too surreal and lovely for words.
I couldn't help reflecting on the Dalai Lama's tweep last night when a bad car accident happened literally right outside our door. A young girl speeding down the street smashed into a parked truck. She survived but her passenger had the front of the car and part of the truck flip back through the windscreen onto him.
It brought back bad memories for both myself and the Scribe (the Scribe had been out playing music and came home to chaos in the street and the man lying on the road), as shortly after we met, we were also involved in a serious car accident. I have a pin and plate in my right arm and had to undergo several painful surgeries as a result of that motor vehicle accident. I could no longer nurse and painting at art school became very difficult as I couldn't strap canvases etc.
Life can change so quickly and our health, family and circumstances shouldn't be taken for granted. It's all too easy to get caught up in wanting, wanting, wanting, more, more, more and being so focused on our creative pursuits that we take all the little miraculous moments for granted.
Creativity is also about BEING and REFLECTION. And so for this week, I'm going to attempt to appreciate all the small moments of life more as I go about my day.
Enjoy your week and give thanks for the little things. Life can change so quickly and so don't take those precious small things or your loved ones for granted. Make time to smell the roses. xx