Saturday, December 31, 2011

Walking Through Fire

This is one of my favorite pictures of myself.
Yup, I am walking through fire.  A daring feat I mastered several years (decades) ago.  When you walk through fire you get a first hand opportunity to experience what the expression "mind over matter" really means.
AND
If you walk through fire you are forever changed in other ways too.  
A little mantra enters your psyche and then it comes to you in any future stressful situation.
"You walked through fire, you can handle this too."
2011 was a very stressful year for me and my beloveds.
Yet, I am grateful for so much.  My husband is a rock and continues to support me in all that I do.  I have a wonderful family and good friends.  I have the world's cutest golden retriever.  I have some amazing work related opportunities coming up in 2012. 
Having setbacks or stress is part of life I know.
For myself, I sure do look forward to some boring times.  I like that some things do not change.  I really appreciate that no news is good news.  I like when one week flows into the next.  I don't enjoy or try to attract drama.  Call me dull - I'll smile happily.
I channel all my excitement and creativity into making art.  

2011 was a year fire walking experience sure came in handy.

For 2012, all I want is calm cool path.  It can twist and change directions, but I prefer not to see any coals if possible.

Happy New Year Friends!

5 comments :

Karen said...

And to you Carmi. I hope it will be a happy and fun filled year for you, Paul and Magnus, and hopefully some time for friends!

MarissaDW said...

Happy New Year to you too Carmi! Enjoy your new home and glad everything worked out. Hugs to Paul and Magnus! Here's to a quiet and peaceful year; a time with friends and family!

Irene said...

Happy New Year to you as well, I'm sure your new home will continue to be an inspiring setting for all your wonderful creations.

martha brown said...

Happy new year!!!!!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year, Carmi. All the best in your new home and all your future endeavours. Hugs to you, Paul and Magnus.