Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"BE..."

No secret resolutions, fancy promises, or wordy goals...
Just one plain and simple idea
"BE"
...my word of "direction" and my personal focus for 2009.
To "BE" in the moment...every moment...
fully..
actively, healthily, creatively, appreciatively, openly,
each and every day.
To "BE".

"The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future,
or anticipate troubles,
but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."
~Buddha

"BE".

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do.
Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time.
The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.
This is your moment.
Own it.”
~Oprah Winfrey

"BE".

"This very moment
is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow."
~Margaret Lindsey

"BE".

18 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful illustration Margaret.
I hope you find many wonderful moments to BE in through the new year.

soulbrush said...

omg so true, these words, all of them. just to 'be', that is all we should strive for. my words to add to these are:
'life is not a rehearsal!'

wishing you a very wonderful 2009 margaret and many more happy blogging days. with love. xx

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Beautiful post Margaret and wonderful words of encouragement in the illustration and text. You are an inspiration to us all... and I hope to live up to it in the coming year. Ive already started something new - Zentangles - and will be working on YUPO once it arrives from the suppliers. Wish you a great New Year in every respect.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A perfect word to live by. "Be" a wonderful mantra for the new year. Love the drawing too. It gives "Be" the presence we all need. May you "Be" Happy, Healthy and Prosperous this Year.

Laurel Neustadter said...

Very inspiring post. I like how you incorporated words into your illustration.

Stapeliad said...

WOW this is gorgeous!!!

And I love the meaning too.

HAPPY New Year!!

Lisa Reed said...

Oh Peg! I want to BE like you! I can't wait to wake up every day and see how you will inspire me again. You are a giving artist and I enjoy your art so very much. Thanks for your encouragement in 2008! Happy 2009!
Lisa

Teri C said...

Beautifully done Margaret.
Our minds are running in the same direction again (tomorrow I will post my resolution). Must be the Arizona sun :)

Happy New Year!

Plain Jane said...

ahhh. lovely. thanks for the inspiring words and image.

marianne said...

What a beautiful painting and thought!
Thanks Margaret and Happy New Year to you!

Brenda Yarborough said...

Perfectly said and perfectly illustrated! What a "creative" way to list to your goals -- not surprising coming from you :)
Happy New Year to you and wishing you a year of fulfillment in every area of your life.

MuseSwings said...

Beautiful! I'm glad you BE my bloggy friend! That BE beautiful too. Happy New Year to you and yours.

bubblemunch said...

What a wonderful sentiment - a short word that means SO much!
Lovely design.

Chris said...

A great space to be, on the cusp of a new year.
Thank you! And all the best to you. I look forward to another year of your work!

Kathleen said...

Happy New Year & THANK YOU - great sketch wise words - your words and your art inspire -

lyn said...

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studio lolo said...

I second what Lyn said!!
Amazing, powerful piece.

Would you mind if I used it for my wallpaper? It would inspire me daily :)

Dream With the Fishes said...

Perfect! This is completely in line with my own intention for 2009. Seems so simple, right? I'd seen this quote somewhere that seemed to state it so simply and perfectly. It was something like... We're human "Be"ings not human "Do"ings.