Have you ever really told your story? Perhaps you've shared parts of it...or adapted it to fit in, to be loved, or to be accepted? It takes great courage and much bravery to tell your story...the honest, unabridged, beautiful mess that is a real true life story ♥
'Tell Your Story' mixed media on canvas
When we accept ourselves fully and deeply for who we really are, I believe it is only then that we can truly tell our stories, because then, we are on our own side and it matters much less what other people think...there is great power in telling our story and first, we must tell it to ourselves...and we must listen, with an open heart ♥
Apple blossom is so many shades of pink!
I find that nature is always a good place to start...with everything, be it getting to the bottom of feelings, gaining inspiration for creativity or just getting back in touch with our own natural rhythms again...nature just does it's thing, it blossoms like this beautiful apple tree pictured above, growing by the side of the road, probably from a discarded apple core, tossed from a passing car many moons ago...we must learn to do our thing too...it doesn't matter where we start because the most important part of our story is the next chapter...and spending time outside helps me to think about how I want my story to go...after all, we are in the middle of our stories, or more accurately, amidst our stories, regardless of age or circumstance...
The only flower my camelia produced this year...so perfect ♥
Even if, like my camelia, pictured above, (that was only able to produce one flower this spring), things don't go as planned or hoped, we can still choose to see our story from a place of love...to see the good, to change our perspective and allow room for something different to form in the next chapter...I'm sure I appreciated this flower all the more because it was the only one. So, tell your story how it was and how you want it to be...there is great power in storytelling ♥ I hope you have a beautiful week...
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