Saturday, December 31, 2016

Welcoming the New Year

Woodland Celebration, Woodland Nutcracker
We had personal sorrow and loss in 2016, such as eventually comes to all who love and are loved.  Going through all my art files that were so carefully catalogued by my lovely father is both pleasure and pain. How very thorough and thoughtful he was in everything!  A good example for anyone to follow, and a good model for the coming year.
I like this quote from Marie of Romania, who saw her own share of loss and turmoil:
"Work, give, share; recognize the blessings you have and multiply them in your heart; do not strain after the impossible, but keep hope fresh in your soul, the hope that each day will be better than one just lived, which was already good because, like the Boy Scout, you tried to do at least one kind act in the twenty-four hours. Joy lies within your heart; does not depend upon what you are or have." 
Best wishes to all for the New Year.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Frances, your drawing and painting have brought me much joy over the years, and in this post you've shared much wisdom and kindness.
    Thank you so much for many years of blogging friendship. May the New Year grant us many opportunities to enjoy the world in which we live. xo