Monday, January 12, 2009

LOVE--4 little letters to make you feel good

Today I am in love.

I am in love with what I do.
I am in love with life.
I am in love with winter and the gentle snow that falls outside.
I am in love with my dogs.
I am in love with my husband.
I am in love with burning candles and hot cocoa.
I am in love with all that is possible.
I am in love with all that is now.

I've been thinking a lot lately about how lucky I am to be doing the work that I do. I LOVE my job. I love it so much that I find it difficult to even call it a job. It's not a job. It's a passion. It's an obsession. It is love.

Today, as I worked in my studio, I thought about luck and love and about how we attract people and circumstances into our lives. I thought about how good it feels to have connected with so many incredible clients. Commissioned work is an interesting phenomena. For me, painting is personal and I am amazed--each and every time--how grateful, gracious, flexible, and wonderful my clients are. Actually, I find it difficult to call them clients. They are so much more than that!

Yes, and so today I dedicate to love. Capital L.O.V.E. (Come on...let me say it just one more time) I love what I do. And I fall in love with the dogs I paint...over and over and over. My heart is a broken record--and, I admit, it feels good.

When I love, things make more sense.
Perhaps, more than anything, that is what draws me to this work.

These letters are part of an ongoing project:
"WORD OF THE DAY :: living life one word at a time."
Today's word is LOVE. May your life be full of it!
See more letters and words at my Patch of Sky Etsy shop, here.



Michelle said...

Some day I hope to be able to do what I LOVE for a living! I can't imagine getting paid for what I love to do! Instead I go to a job I hate and feel trapped there for 9 hours a day.
Maybe this is my year! Here's to LOVE in 2009!

Samosas for One said...

I wish I felt this way too!

Barbara said...

How do you do this??? With every word you pick you bring out the buoyant heart of things. I love the one word at a time approach, so like my thought that I breath one breath at a time and walk one step at a time. The pic of you painting that GORGEOUS canine one stroke at a time is perfect.

As for you 'broken record' - may I sing along???

Connie said...

"When I love, things make more sense."----I love that Jessie!! Love it!!!

I'm so happy for you. So full of love!

Peace & Love.

Sandy..... said...

congratulations! Sounds like you are blessed in many ways and now sharing your energy with everyone else!

Anonymous said...

I am finally doing what I love, so I totally am excited for you. Your words were beautiful and made me smile.

Have A Great Day :)