What does it mean to be the artist of your life? It simply means it’s your life, and you are responsible for it. Who you are, how you communicate, choices you make each day are all part of the canvas of your life. What you draw on your canvas, what colors you use, and how you use the empty spaces in your life to fill your life’s canvas are your responsibility.
What is work? Our first reaction is that it is something we must do in order to receive money. Work can be paid work or unpaid…it’s about the need to give our time over to an external driver – employer, child, spouse, volunteer, older parent. How much energy are we willing to give to others, in exchange for money, because it is expected of us, or to take care of a loved one?
The only way to celebrate is to want to celebrate. Most of the time we find time to do the “work,” yet it’s also critical that we find time to celebrate. The life lesson is that celebrations make us smile, soften us, removes the stress, and moves us closer to each other. The celebration doesn’t have to be a big party:
My health is the #1 priority in my life. I don’t always treat it so, but my intention is to keep myself focused on my number one priority. It’s a learning curve for me, and every day I wake up reminding myself that “today my health is the most important focus for me.” When I go to bed, I ask how did I treat my physical being today. Was I neglectful, a little respectful or did I center my energies in treating my body as a priceless gift.