lately i have caught myself a few times going down the glass half empty road. you know the one, don’t you? something in your life hasn’t met with your self-imposed expectations… and the disappointment starts to spread, picking up everything in its path. suddenly nothing is immune and unless the virus is stopped by some intentional effort, it can spiral into a dark, foreboding place, affecting not only your creative output, but every aspect of your life.
fortunately i have been done this road before and know the signs. that alone can make a difference. i mean it’s all a matter of perspective. it seems so simple, but once that exact same glass is viewed as half full, everything changes. (it can be easier said than done, of course!)
“live in gratitude (ALWAYS)”
it’s a line from my own personal manifesto and i feel very strongly about it. but i need a lot of reminders. as oprah says in the oprah/brene brownecourse i am taking, “gratitude is not just a feeling, it’s a practice.” done regularly. whether we feel like it or not. i like it. i’m practicing.
(hope you enjoy these images from torrey pines state beach)