Thursday, June 20, 2013

Friday's Special Moment of Gratitude

It's Friday.  Where does the time go?  It seems like you blink twice and the week is over. This has been a busy week.  I've decided its time to move forward on my creativity coaching.  Since creating my own business is new to me it can be lots of fun, exciting, and scary all at the same time. Today I created my Facebook Coaching page and that went well.  For some reason Twitter was another story but the result was the painting above.  When I decided it was time to turn off the left side of my brain and turn on the right, I quickly got into the flow of painting and it felt really good.

This week I am grateful for something that happened many years ago but which still effects me today.  Part of my job as an assistant principal was to develop and plan workshops for the teachers.  Something that always frustrated everyone was that we were always jumping on to the latest and greatest teaching methods.  Please do not misunderstand - that is good if you have had time to really understand and implement the method.  But that wasn't always the case.  One year we decided to read the book Who Moved the Cheese as a staff book study. It was a short book, simple to read, and had a great message. It was a reminder that the world changes and if you don't change with it you can at be left behind feeling very frustrated. You don't have to jump on every bandwagon but it is good to be flexible and be able to change when it is necessary.  We all got a lot out of that book.  I still think of it when things change and I am trying to decide how to react to the change.  When my husband was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension the cheese was really moved but we were determined to move with it and make the most of what we could do each and every day.  So this week I am so glad that I read Who Moved the Cheese so many years ago.  It left a strong impact on me.   Is there something that you have read that has changed the way you look at things each day? 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week filled with only special moments.  Remember to share your dreams and talents with the world. That's when the magic begins!

Each Friday I link my post to Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day.  I hope that you will stop by and say hello to all of the wonderful artist who will inspire you to be creative each and every day.


  1. Your painting is beautiful. Love that combination of colours. I've heard of that book but never read it. But now you're making me curious ...

  2. I love that flower painting, so soft and lovely! I too am interested now to read "Who Moved the Cheese" Although I learned it from different life experiences, I think it's so important to remember to make the most of what we have too. Thanks for that reminder.


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