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Monday, January 30, 2017

A Time For Every Season - Motivation Monday

Turn! Turn! Turn!

 
A Blast From The Past
actually the 60's and The Byrds!

 Click HERE to listen to one of my all time favorite songs.

I'm a Baby Boomer,
so I am also a child of the 60's
and this was one of my favorite songs.

I had a 45 of it and just about wore it out on  my turn table
I played it so much.

I didn't realize until later it comes word for word,
right from the Old Testament of the Bible,
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.


 Click HERE to get the scoop on this

It is also very true.
There is a season for everything
and there are seasons in our lives.

Childhood
Teenage years
Young Adulthood
Parenthood
Grand parenthood
Old age

 In each season are things that are generic to that particular time in our life.

Children want to be teenagers,
teenagers want to be adults,
    but each needs to be what they are when they are.

Once a teenager is a teenager,
it's too late to go back and be a child,
(even though sometimes they act like children)
As adults, we can't go back and be teenagers,
no matter how much 
"we can't adult today!"

 Click HERE for info on "Hog Wild"

In those seasons we should enjoy where we are
and realize that today might not be the right time to 
be able to do something, no matter how badly we want to.

Sometimes we make wrong or poor choices in a particular season
that changes choices we can make in later seasons.

Parents of young children, regardless of the age of the parents,
will find it might be the best they can do to work and take care of of those children.  Following a particular desire may or may not be possible at that time.  

But life has many seasons, and many choices in those seasons,
and we shouldn't feel depressed or discouraged if right now is not the best time to "go for it".

If there's something in the back of your mind you've always wanted to learn or to try, but now is not the optimum time,
start eating that elephant in a small way now,
and you will be surprised how much further down that road you will be when time, motivation or money is less of a problem.
Start reading about your subject,
listen to podcasts about it,
watch videos of it,
find experts in that field and watch them,
(without stalking)
learn what you can learn now
and if it's something you really have a passion for,
you will be surprised at the time you can find for it. 

I always new there was an artist inside of me,
but because my husband and I didn't really prepare well to provide for our family,
I always put those needs ahead of my wants.
But, I learned what I could in whatever moments I could find.
We had 4 teenagers at once,
so those years were full of craziness.
And just as the last child was getting ready to graduate from high school I was diagnosed with scleroderma and was on oxygen for 5 years.
Not part of my plan!
But, I still had that desire to learn to paint,
so even though I had lungs that looked like deflated balloons
and the stamina of an infant,
I began to learn to paint.

My learning curve resemble 
"The Long and Winding Road"
but after a year of painting for short amounts of time daily,
I began to see results.

If painting is something you'd like to learn,
I can help make your learning curve shorter and 
for you to see results in months and not years.

Click HERE to check out my online beginning painting class or course.  

And finally,
I give away a painting every month and I'd love for you to get in on the fun.

 
I'll give this away on the 31st of January!
 
I'll be drawing a name out of the followers of this blog tomorrow.
So you still have time to get your name in the virtual hat.
If you didn't sign up on that annoying pop up box,
scroll back up to the top right hand side and enter your email in the box on the right that says 
"Subscribe to my blog".
Next, you'll receive an email confirming you did actually sign up.
You must click on the link in that email to actually subscribe.
When I draw out the winner I'll send you an email with
"No Joke!  YOU Won! in the subject line.
You'll have 24 hours to get back to me with your actual address so I can send you the painting.
I move on and draw another name after 24 hours.
So, make sure you use an email address you actually use. 
 
And with that,
I'm done for today.
 
Thanks for hanging out with me today. 

 

2 comments:

  1. I was so sure I had commented already on this post. maybe I went to listen to the Byrds one more time.
    Great message in this post. Every word so true. I hope it reaches just the right people at the right time.

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  2. Thanks so much Julie. I hope so too! I believe if we truly understood that we do have seasons in our lives and we don't have to do everything and be everything all at once, we could increase our own personal joy.

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