Monday, July 26, 2010

Lucky Star Charm or Living the Life You Have

Lucky Star Charm
fabric, felt, thread
37/100 in 100 days creative challenge

Here's another charm I made and sent along with a package.

The more I think about luck, the more I think about life, the more I think that the key to being successful in any of it, is to commit. Commit to whatever it is, just commit.

Part of that is believing that you will have success, having faith that putting all that energy into something will be worth it, and trusting yourself enough to believe that you can handle the results, whatever they are.

So what does that mean? Does that mean that luck is really all about belief?

In a way, it is. Because the more energy you put into a certain thing, the more that will come out of it. It doesn't mean that you believe in one thing to the detriment of reality... in fact, I think it actually is the commitment to What Is that makes it work.

Commitment to that story, that series of paintings, that character, that dance, or that technique because there is something to be found there. Taking it all the way.

Commitment to a style, a belief that what you love is beautiful, so you will wear that scarf, those patterns, and the crazy boots, or decorate your house with those strange things, or paint your shed that crazy color, because you trust your own taste.

Commitment to a relationship, because even though it is hard and your partner might drive you crazy some times, you know that it's the journey you take together that is important, not the perfection of the romantic dream.

Commitment to your children and raising them the way they need to be raised and commitment to recognizing them as individuals and commitment to doing what you believe is best for them. Commitment to being a stay at home mom, or a work out of home mom, or a work at home mom, or the kind of mom who does whatever she must and doesn't worry about what people call it.

Commitment to that dream you have that seems unreachable but won't go away, so you keep trying and keep getting closer, although perhaps the dream evolves as it grows and takes you on unexpected detours.

Commitment to living the life that you are living, not the one that you wish you had, but this one, right here. Commitment to loving what you have.

There is no better luck than to appreciate what you have and to just dive right into it, whole heartedly.That is to live a blessed life, even if we struggle within it sometimes.

This is the luck I wish for us all.


Mary Germanotta Duquette said...

Rowena, I so needed to read this right now. You're absolutely right on. Thank you. xo

Rowena said...

Me too, Mary. Me too.

Beverley Baird said...

Well said! Very wise words! Thank you for your post!

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