I love this Thomas Edison quote. It rings very true to me that more often than not, our successes and failures are determined by our perception of our actions, rather than the actions themselves.
I believe that when we “grow up,” a lot of us lose an important aspect of our life: playtime! As a mama, I get access to coloring books, LEGOS, cartoons, Batman action figures and stickers (oh my god, so many stickers) and lately, I’ve been trying to set aside time to indulge in “play time,” both with and without my son.
I loved coloring in coloring books as a kid, and as an adult I find it soothing and therapeutic. It’s artistic but requires minimal effort. (Glitter crayons are the best.) Playing with Play-doh is so such nice tactile therapy; but outside of bakers kneading bread and crafters sculpting clay, there are few adult activities that offer us anything similar. Why not?
Just a lyrical phrase that popped into my head… I’ve been writing some songs about Time Travel, but just a line here and a line there, it’s all scattered throughout my art journals and sketchbooks.
Little pep talks to myself are an important reoccurring theme in my Art Journal pages.
I love Carl Sagan and I love this quote. Gratitude and happiness go hand in hand.
A little summary of what I’ve been up to lately. (Previously)
Tod and I were discussing this idea the other day. It’s naïve to assume that all happy, positive and optimistic people aren’t effected or don’t succumb to stress.
I liked this quote on tumblr today:
“Patient acceptance is often considered a weak and passive response to problems that we do not have the power or courage to solve. In reality, however, being patient is far from being passive. There is nothing strong or courageous in reacting to hardship or insults with anger – all we are doing is being defeated by our delusions.”
— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso – “How to Solve Our Human Problems”
Mmm.. tea. :)