Today I tried something new-Scratch Art. I’ve seen this lying in my daughter’s room for a long time but never tried doing it. But today there was a class at the library for which I had registered and it was actually fun and addictive doing this with a group!
Once we become adults most of us or some of us I would say never take the time to do something creative. But today I felt like being a kids in school again. Found in art stores and I’m sure on amazon too. Give it a try!
Humans are born with only two fears – fear of falling and fear of loud noise.
But as an adult, if we take stock, I bet we can list more than twenty fears!
The fear of failure, the fear of trying new things, the fear of looking ridiculous, the fear of public speaking, the fear of new circumstance and the list goes on.
But life happens on the other side of fear. Fear is a mechanism to keep us safe but in being safe all our life, what if we have never lived life to the fullest?
When I started writing, I was riddled with fear. What if people laugh at me? Who am I to write in the first place? The fear of ridicule was the biggest. I did receive some hurtful reviews, but the love of writing over took me. I knew I was the happiest when I wrote or expressed myself through poems, so I tried my best to overcome that fear. The thing is, as an artist or a writer, we have to accept your words will not resonate with everyone. That is okay.
You do things because you want to do it, you love to do it and that is enough to overcome any fear.
So what fear can you overcome this year to be more alive?
- “That was her magic – she could still see the sunset, even on the darkest days.” – Atticus
The novel gives us an interesting perspective about the after life. What if everything that happens in our life has a purpose behind it? What if every encounter with a person is supposed to teach us something? What if for those of us, who feel we aren’t exactly making our mark in the world, there is a purpose for your existence?
In the first book, the story is about Eddie, a guy who maintains all the rides in an amusement park who thinks his life has been meaningless, finds out after he dies, how his life had in fact touched so many people’s life. That we are not an island, but a link in the tapestry called life where we are placed exactly where we are supposed to be at any given point of time.
Talking to many of my friends, being in the so called middle age, they feel, they haven’t accomplished much except earn a living and raise a family. But what if, that was exactly what we signed up to do? What if we look back and see how many people we have in fact touched? What if the world would never be the same if we weren’t here doing exactly the thing that we are doing?
We are enough. Where we are at this point in life is enough. Make it a joyous one instead of creating misery for you and those around you!
I hope you pick up these two books and read and comment to me your take on it.
Would love to hear from you.