Merriam-Webster.com defines the word "lighthearted" as "free from care, anxiety, or seriousness" or as "cheerfully optimistic and hopeful." The second definition applies to the way I choose to look at life. I am a caring person and take everything aspect of my life very seriously. However, even though I get stressed at times by negative issues in life, I make a conscious effort to focus on the positive. It's not always easy and will gripe at times, but I don't dwell on the negative. Instead, I find comfort in my family, my artwork, and especially my Lord Jesus Christ. Eventually things always get better, or at least bearable. Therefore, I've dedicated my artwork this week to three pieces of advice that have helped me stay lighthearted throughout life:
|Nature Observations Tag|
Tim Holtz Inks, Stencil, Stamps, Remnant Rubs, and Die Cuts
Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - September
|Gingerbread Kids Dual-tag|
Martha Stewart Papers & Stamp; K&Company Papers; & Tim Holtz Die
Tag Tuesday - Fairytale
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stencils & Stamps
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Live life to it's fullest.
Laugh as often as you can.
|Ana's Texas A&M Ring Ceremony|
Cropped iPhone Shot
Bella's 52 Photo Project - Star
|A&M Festivities Smash Book Pages|
Photographs, Ephemera, Die Cut, and More
Manon's Paper Saturdays
Lou Anne's Inspiration Avenue: Monthly Show & Tell
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday #143
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #278
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #152
Love as there is no tomorrow.
In closing, please accept my apologies for not posting in 3 weeks, but I've been very busy. Thank you for your thoughtful comments during my last post, as well as for following my blog. Blessings!