Tuesday, January 1, 2013

You can't have rainbows... without the rain.

Happy New Year! I hope you can look back on 2012 without regret and forward to 2013 with hope.
The past 2 years have left me feeling a little bruised and battered but I have learnt that I am stronger than I ever knew. I can dig deeper than I ever thought and even on dark days there is beauty and miracles waiting to be found. There's a quote I read once that said 'You can't have rainbows...without the rain.' I don't know who said this, but how true it is!

I only have one resolution this year and that is to live a moment of each day.  By that I mean to really live it. To smell the bark on the eucalyptus tree, to notice the starry night, to hear the noises of nature and to see the beauty in small but amazing things. I am not going to aim for a photo a day or to set my self a goal of trying new art techniques. I won't resolve to doodle or draw or paint. I simply want to take a moment to breath and live a moment of each day.

First treescape of 2013.

 I am sure I will never tire of looking up at trees, in particular this eucalyptus tree. My moment today was the moment I noticed the sap. Jewel red, glistening in the sun and so small on this huge tree. Just for moment I could see and hear nothing else. How sweet that was.

Best wishes to you all my blogger friends, thank you for your comments and support. I look forward to spending 2013 with you.


Kris said...

Best new years resolution ever! Perhaps I will jump on that one myself. Cheers!!

ArtPropelled said...

To LIVE a moment out of each day .... a lovely idea and really not too much to ask of ourselves. Wishing you a very Happy New Year Lisa!

Penny said...

Hug a tree a day too. Happy and healthy 2013.