03 January 2009

2009 Outlook: Delve Deep!

Art Journal Page - "the time is now"
November 2008
(made for an Artist's-Way-style challenge on NING)

As we turn the page on 2008 and prepare to begin anew,
~ allow me to share an uplifting thought ~

The economic downturn has effected each and every one of us, if not personally then it has most assuredly impacted someone that we love. Housing foreclosures, unemployment, sacrifice and loss. Life lessons have been learned and we will be forever changed. And that is not always a bad thing.

We are reminded that it is our relationships, not things, that are important.
Now is the PERFECT TIME for:

~ reflection
~ learning
~ delving deep
~ self love
~ patience
~ finding creativity
~ adaptability
~ resourcefulness
~ discovering strengths
and most of all,
~ reaching out to uplift a friend because
a trouble shared is a trouble halved

I have earned an MBA and a PHD in the "school of hard knocks" over the course of my lifetime. Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing since it has shaped me into the person I am today.

If you have major obstacles in your life right now, I want you to know that I care. You are in my thoughts and I believe in you!

“Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you." - Mahatma Gandhi


bockel24 said...

So good to hear from you, Vicki - have a wonderful year 2009! Your journal page looks great, and I hope to see lots of creative works from you in the new year!

Lorri said...

Hello my dear friend, have a wonderful 2009. That post was so inspirational - thank you xo

seth said...

What a positive and affirming post. Thank you and happy new year!

Gaby Bee said...

Your journal page is simply fabulous, Vicki. I just love the color composition.
I'm looking forward to a creative new year and hope you have one as well!
Gaby xo

Aimeslee said...

heyhowdyhey, sweets! You were singin' to the choir, kid, cuz all this I already *know*, but it's truly wonderful journaling. I'm hoping and praying that you and hubby both have a healthy, happy, secure 2009!

mucho amour xoxo,