Friday, December 09, 2005

grateful friday

chicago
these are a bit vague and maybe relevant to your lives? i am grateful for these things about myself & work today:
*risk-taking in art even though i'm uncertain
*remembering i'm still learning-- playing in the sandbox
*being brave
*digging
*staying with the struggle
*holding onto my sense of self
*curiousity about the present
*giving credit for who people are today, forgiving past
*beautiful day ahead
*pacing
*balancing act
*going up to twin peaks in my mind, looking down we are so little
*finding my own true nature and applauding jenny's:)
*pep talks
*lucinda williams on the stereo
*being gentle on myself, did i already say that?
*30th b-day party tonight & letting go of expectations but letting it happen
*wabi sabi: imperfect, turning ugly into beautiful...
and you, what are the little niceities you tell yourself when you wake up and feel tired and overwrought?

6 comments:

la vie en rose said...

oh mati i just love the list. i can relate, to pretty much all of them. and the painting you posted to accompany your list...just fabulous. girl you are too much!!! and i am grateful to be sharing this planet with you!

jenny vorwaller said...

i tell myself that this is an entirely new day. and whatever mistakes, things i didnt get done...have an oppurtunity on my clean slate today.

(and im thinking of writing a book along the vein of true nature...i have so many ideas...i need to run with them but i have NO idea where to begin!)

ok, smiling and going to check lucinda williams out...

jenny vorwaller said...

and oh yes, i love the painting too!!

Amanda Woodward said...

I really really like that painting & the list is wonderful as well...

I think when I wake up & I'm already stressed I think, "Amanda, you are neat & interesting & wear strange pins, pick out a pin & wear it". Lately I've been wearing a little yellow squirell from urban outfitters (ok its actually a christmas ornament but who cares!) so I stuck some velvet ribbon through him & I wear him as a necklace & just knowing that I have a little strange funny thing on me generally makes me happy. Plus who can yell at a girl wearing a squirell!

margarida said...

I love your painting ... really really love it!!!
:)

anj said...

love the swirly tree limbs, the collaged leaves, and especially the flower blossoms that resemble colorful, hard candies... like peppermint drops, but much prettier. (was this inspired by a trip to chicago? that's my birthplace)