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!