I wrote this post because I was in a bit of a funk. Y’know, dwelling on the not-so-good things. Not focusing enough upon what I really want, which is to be happy. Really, truly, in-my-cells HAPPY. The kind of happiness that is the result of being consciously, blissfully in love with and in the flow of God or Source or the Universe (however you think of it) – and from which all other desires and awesomeness pours out. Yeah, THAT kind of happy. Life as an artist happy. That is my biggest desire.
When I find myself going down the rabbit hole of anything OTHER than that… I focus on gratitude. As a human being, it’s the single simplest, most effective thing I’ve found that shifts my internal tides. As an artist… well, Friedrich Nietzsche said it best:
“The essence of all beautiful art, great art, is gratitude.”
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I don’t know if I say it often enough, but I appreciate you. Every single one of you, more than I can say.
You who visit here and leave awesome comments. You’re like family.
You who love. I love you just for that.
You who choose light over darkness. You’re my hero.
You who vote for beauty. I vote for YOU.
You are each like the stars and gift boxes and ornaments and glittery things in the heavens and I could not be more grateful to you.
Thank you for being there, being part of my life.
Know what else? I’m going to take some time off and step awaaaaay from the computer over Christmas. I won’t be posting anything till next week at some point.
I hope you find ways to rest, relax and refresh yourselves – and actually take the opportunity!
Big hugs to all… and oh, I took pictures of a few of you when you weren’t looking. Aren’t you gorrrrgeous? 😀
Nicole S. Young is a superhero. She’s also a pro photographer, educator, author, wife, dog mom. If you don’t know her work, get thee hence to her website! You’ll learn a TON, see beautiful photos and witness a woman at work building her own creative empire. She blows my mind on a regular basis.
One of the many places Nicole contributes as an author is on the terrific PhotoFocus Blog. Recently, she posted her “Top 10 Favorite Photography Blogs“. A great read if you’re looking for more awesome photo-related content to consume like a fine wine.
Guess who was #1? Yes, my friends… our humble little mashup here on the KHutt blog topped the list. I just had to share. Because I respect Nicole so much… it’s a huge honor and I am humbly grateful. Because y’alls are taking this ride with me… I thank you from my heart. So, high fives all around… and happy Labor Day!
Now go on with your badass selves… and carry on with Being Awesome!!
(oh, and yes you can… click on the image below to see the post.) ;D