I choose to be happy! As a recovering perfectionist, it has not always been easy, because I used to focus on an issue's negative point and overlook all the positive ones. Perfectionism used to stifle my creativity and my ability to have good relationships during my youth. It helps that overall I am an optimistic person by nature, so I know how to look at the glass half full instead of halfway empty. I also learned to find the good in all people. I hate to admit it, but I will avoid pessimistic people, because it is easy to be sucked into their negativity. However, I will listen to them and help them find the positive in situations if they choose to seek help. A major influence in my life has been my faith in God, which was instilled in my by my parents at an early age. I know that I can do anything, if I just stop being afraid and believe in the strength, courage and wisdom that can be found in Him.
|1 Samuel 16:7 Mandala|
Art Journal Illustration
EK Success Circle Ruler; Uniball Air Pen; Jolly Exakt Pen; Talens Opaque Watercolors; Sakura Calligrapher; Marvy Calligraphy Duo; Mechanical Pencil; and a stump.
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #244-245
Art Journal Journey - Nature's Wonders
Kristin & Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week 26 Year 6
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches - Week 6
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday
|It's 5 Somewhere!|
Tim Holtz Wild West Stamp Set; Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils; Ink Pads; Embossing Powder; Uniball Air Pen; Jolly Exakt Pen; Sticker Studio Tag; Martha Stewart Bandana Print Paper; Inkssentials Manila ATC; Kraft Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - It's A Stitch Up
Denise & Roger's ABC Wednesday - H is for Happy Hour
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 378
iPhone 6s Shot
Our Beautiful World ~ OBW162 Sunlight
I hope you all can find happiness in your lives, as I have. Thank you for following my blog and taking the time to leave a thoughtful comment. Blessings!
Happy ABCW! :)
Like you, I am a perfectionist and constantly struggling, it is not an easy path as it leads to my depression, I am not sure if I can pick up myself and be like you, at this point, I am just taking it one day at a time, thanks for sharing your thoughts too!
Beautiful words and flower mandala, thank you for linking to AJJ.
You are a happy and wise christian!
Blessings and thank you very much for joining us at Art Journal Journey!
Lately I've busy (still am) with mindfulness-based therapies and I feel better week after week... It indeed is a very hard and long road but the gain is worth all the pain.
Wishing you all the HAPPINESS one can have for the rest of your life!
Have a nice ABC-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-team)
Surrounding yourself with positive people is wise I believe.
Fun card you created and cute doggie too!
Blessings to you and yours
Love how you've made the wild west card, great use of the stamp set, look s really hand drawn!
I love reading and viewing your HANDIWORK always makes me HAPPY
and often uplifted by the appropriate texts from the Bible.
Your creativity is amazing, little wonder you feel HAPPY,
Bringing so much pleasure to so many is really HEARTENING.
HAPPY days and blessings my friend,
Have a happy weekend xx
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Weekend ~ ^_^
Fun card too. Have a great holiday weekend and happy PPF too!
Your mandala is so beautiful, Arnoldo! Love the saloon and the doggy is adorable! Labradoodle? Groodle?
Have a beautiful week. :)