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Monday, June 19, 2017

Who Are YOU? - Motivation Monday

Who Are YOU?
 
What makes you, you?
 
Who do you think you are?
 
Are you who you think you are?
 
 Evidently,
this echinacea knows who and what it is.
It knows it's not a lily.
It's not yellow.
It will last longer than a day.
It has value as a healer.
Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds love it.
 
It knows what it is
and
what it isn't.
 
Just like each of us,
it has many facets, talents and abilities.
 
Just like each of us,
it has its own beauty.
 
Just like each of us,
it lives its life on its own terms.
 
Just like each of us,
its surroundings do not determine what it is.
 
Often times we feel like square pegs in round holes,
or maybe like an echinacea in a lily garden.
 
We didn't plant the echinacea there.
It just came up on its own.
I'm not moving it to where my other echinacea are.
I love that it reminds me every time I walk by,
that I am not like anyone else.
Neither are you!
 
We are all different and we should celebrate that.
We can admire each others talents and abilities,
without using them as our measuring stick.
 
My measuring stick is me.
Being the best me I can be.
 
My best me is as a teacher, instructor, guide.
I may never make a lot of money with my art,
but I love it when a student gets something they've been struggling with and I was able to help them understand and correct the problem.
 
I love it when a person leaves my studio with a piece they've done they are in love with!
 
For me there is so much satisfaction there.
 
What is your best you?
 
What makes you, you?
 
Leave a comment below.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  

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Don't forget to leave a comment on your best you.
 

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com. You can also purchase through my gallery website at www.riverrungallery.com . Thank you so much for stopping by.