I Have A Gift For You:
Do you love art?
I want to give you a painting.
I want to give you a painting of a sunflower seed.
The sunflower is a dramatic plant:
I recall my sadness, the first time growing them, at the first frost. I wished I could turn the clock back by one day, for the day before they were in their prime, and the next morning their heads were blackened and drooping, never to look up at the sun again.
Life can change just like that.
We seem to be in a time now where we wish we could turn back the clock by one day.
But there is a saving grace:
I see so many actions by individuals, giving gifts of themselves to make the world better, whether it be signing a petition, writing a letter, joining a march, making soups for housebound seniors or dolls for hospitalized children. I want to encourage us all to focus on the gifts we have to give, the positive actions we can make, rather than on putting up walls and hoarding what we think we have against those we think are out to take it from us.
So, If you love art, if you believe that we all have a thousand gifts we can give the world, and that we can affirm our lives through giving those gifts, then
May it remind you that you too have a thousand gifts to give the world. May you give them, and may your life grow a thousand fold.