Spring: The Season of Rebirth

Don’t let anything hold you back…especially yourself.

Spring has sprung my dear readers!  And so must we.  It’s time to hatch, come out of the cocoon, wake up from hibernation, reinvent ourselves for the year.  What better way to do that then through art.

I’m here to share another one of my recent homemade card creations.  It’s been awhile since I made a brain painting, but let’s just say I was inspired!  This time I’ve included the card’s message, which is posted in the above caption.

I think many times we focus on what holds us back in life– work, family responsibilities, money, health, etc.  But at the end of the day, we make our own choices and decide how our day and our life will be.

It’s a mind game that we’ve created, setting our own limitations, but we can always choose not to play.  If you could step outside yourself, or who you think of as yourself, for one day, who would you choose to be?  What would you accomplish?  Would you take time to just BE?

Well, guess what?  The time is now.  I’m giving you permission to set yourself free.  Now go fly!

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Celebrating Freedom

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!  To celebrate, I thought I would share some of the stops on my trip through the South.

Bus representing the Freedom Riders at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta

Simulation of experience sitting at a “whites only” lunch counter. How long can you last? Taken at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta

First African Baptist Church, Savannah, GA; It was also a stop on the Underground Railroad

George Leile, a freed slave, was the founder and first pastor of First African Baptist Church

Slavery Monument on Riverfront in Savannah, GA

Slavery monument on the riverfront in Savannah, GA including a controversial quote by poet Maya Angelou

“We were stolen, sold and bought together from the African continent. We got on the slave ships together. We lay back to belly in the holds of the slave ships in each others’ excrement and urine together, sometimes died together, and our lifeless bodies thrown overboard together.

Today, we are standing up together, with faith and even some joy.”

 

 

 

Daily Thought: How to Gain Freedom

If you’re waiting for the answer, you’ve been tricked! Consider it a late St. Patrick’s Day pinch for not wearing green 😉

You can’t wait around to earn your own freedom.  You have to give it to yourself now.

Check out the blog post from Tiny Buddha that inspired this concept.