Musings and Reflections

When passion is louder than doubts- Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh's knew a thing or two about doubting one's talent Good day, dear readers, What are you passionate about? When you were younger, what did you dream of becoming? If you could quit your day job, how would you spend your days? Would you be exploring the wilderness, capturing nature in breathtaking photographs, sculpting, writing? What is holding you back? What is holding us back from indulging in our passions? Fear of failure? That fear kept me captive for years and still ambushes me every week, like clockwork. I leave you with this eloquent quote from a brilliant artist...

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Want to feel better on a Monday? Be grateful!

One of my favourite quotes about gratefulness "It is not happy people who are grateful. It is grateful people who are happy." (the source has never been confirmed)  This has been my mantra for many years; I have a million reasons for which to be grateful. A few years ago, there was an internet sensation called the "gratitude journal"- it encouraged people to record 1000 reasons to feel thankful and to revert to the journal whenever they were feeling less than grateful. I never took the time to embark on that journey ( even though I am a notorious list-maker)....

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