a friendly reminder

This is a great little nugget of truth we have here. We are all artists. Life is our one-time-only canvas. You have the brushes, paints and easel. What do you want it to look like?

How to be an Artist by SARK

Stay loose. Learn to watch snails. Plant an impossible Garden.

Invite someone dangerous to tea.

Make little signs that say 'yes'! and post them all over your house.

Make friends with freedom and uncertainty.

Look forward to Dreams. Cry during movies.

Swing as high as you can on a swing set, by moonlight.

Cultivate moods. refuse to "be responsible".

Do it for love. Take lots of naps.

Give money away. Do it now... The money will follow.

Believe in Magic. Laugh a lot.

Celebrate every gorgeous moment. Take moon baths.

have wild imaginings, Transformative Dreams, and perfect calm.

Draw on the walls. Read every day.

Imagine yourself Magic. Giggle with children. Listen to old people.

Bless yourself. Play with everything.

Entertain your inner child. You are innocent.

Build a fort with blankets. Get wet.

Hug a tree. Write love letters.

I that poem didn't speak to you, just hear this: Stop being so hard on yourself. I know it's easier said than done, policing your thoughts, but we all make mistakes. We all fail.

Ever tried. Ever failed.
No matter. Try Again.
Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

The point is to fail gloriously. If you make a shift in realizing that you and your experience, your journey, are irreplaceable and in fact precious (yes, you are precious), then you will feel freedom and limitless opportunity to 'love yourself'. Your life will seem rich and less bleak. You will be okay. Nay, you will be more than okay. So stop beating yourself up and remember you are the only you you get.

I'm not sure where I got this poem, it's been in the hopper for quite some time now. My best guess would be that I got it from my fellow blogger and SARK admirer, Kimerly Wilson, at Tranquility di Jour.

Also check out this gorgeous tumblr blog! This gal has the most beautifully inspiring pics.

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