Ain't I a Woman

Ain't I a Woman
Pearl of Great Price


My word for the year

1. To fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to: replenish the larder.
2. To inspire or nourish: 

There are many words that I could have chosen. I decided upon Replenish. Mainly because I have so much trouble with doing what feeds my soul. I was programmed to believe that 'have to do' things must be done before 'want to do' things. I am not sure when this ideology became an issue; all I know that it is no longer working for me. Since the onset of my disability and physical limitations (coupled with age-lol) I no longer have the physical capability to do the entire 'to do' list in one day.
Now I do not think I am capable of totally ignoring responsibilities, house work, cooking, laundry etc., so no fear there, but I am trying to create balance.  Replenishing may be spending time in my art studio creating (not cleaning and organizing), going for a walk; watching a  movie, praying, taking a nap, taking a candlelight bubble bath, or just being a couch potato.  The lesson for me to learn is to not allow myself to have feelings of guilt when I am doing an activity that shows love towards myself.  I want to be present in the moment enjoying the replenishing activity and not thinking about all the things I "SHOULD" be doing instead.

I pray that the LORD will fill my cup.  The sentiment says: Help me Lord to show love to myself and to do things without feeling guilty.  AMEN.  The background is tumble dyes and doodles.

January Creative Dare with MMM
Word Art Wednesday challenge # 117

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  1. Fabulous word, my friend! Love it! :o)

  2. that's exactly how I find my balance- a little time devoted to more than just the chore things-it really makes a difference! Good for you for putting it into an art piece (and ps-old age you? Not!)

  3. I love it and I can see Action N Balance N Action in that



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