Is that a cucumber?

One time, I was at a show. This lady come up to me and said is this a cucumber? I thought it was funny. I said, Is it on fire cucumber? I was joking. She could tell I wasn’t serious. Then I could tell she was serious. She then said. This work reminds me of my most favorite boss she ever had. He would always eat big salads. The piece reminds her of the best time of her life around her best boss she ever had.

From this, I started thinking, What can I do for others in helping to preserve a symbol of their loved one in art? We all want to keep the best times and a lifetime of memories in our mind. It is invaluable through the experiences we enjoy in the moment. That time we will never get back and at the same time. We love our loved ones we have lost. I can identify with this all too much. I miss many people who have passed away. This is a part of why I create art. Helping others to heal and process the loss to work through emotional,psychological barriers we have to evolve through. Seeing funerals, it brings a perspective in the value of time and relationships.

The Grass May Seem Greener On The Other Side

In learning many new leasons, others may think the grass is greener on the other side. Such as a marriage, in where the man is great to his wife. If the wife is bored of the relationship yet the man provides so much by working day and night. The whole spectacle may seem dreadful because the wife never sees her husband. Yet, she doesn’t understand how much time and work is going into the final result. At a certain point, the wife out of no where wants a divorce despite the husband working so much for her. After the separation, and divorce, the woman still isn’t happy and realizes the man she married has moved on. Meanwhile she misses the life she had. Sometimes we may think life is greater on the outside and when we get there we wish we had what was left behind.

This whole perception is more then just marriage. It can apply to a job, business parners, relationships, vehicles, health, time spent, and so many more choices. Search for others who have been in your situation, understand what they chose to do, and make your own best decisions. This way you will be happier in making the right choice instead of regret years from now.

Always In A Rush

Today, I drove into a gas station. There were so many vehicles lined up, people were honking and were blocking others from parking including myself. The time of when you are executing is key. Start earlier and you will have ahead start. If you procrastinate you will regret it and be waiting in long lines meanwhile attempting to get to where you are needing to be. Procrastination will always slow down where you are wanting to be.

.We all are guilty of procrastination no matter where you are from. At times you brain needs to unload other things and refuel in what is important since it is so easy to get distracted with all of this technology and to do lists. Why not single out the things in which matter the most to you. Ask the question, does this go toward the direction you are focused on arriving at?

Fill In The Gap For Your Clients

I recently was in a situation with my vehicle. I purchased the wrong parts for my vehicle and spent four hours on it to attempt in fixing it. Then, realized the parts I had purchased were the wrong ones. The next day, I called around to find a place to get my vehicle in. The majority couldn't get me in until next week. You never know if this could get you stranded. I acted fast and found a place to have my vehicle fixed. As soon as I established an appointment, the stress level diminshed a lot.

What this all boils down to is observe your clientsand understand they need assistsance.Filling in the gap is where you will shine.Relieving stress with your clients is a positive and one less thing to stress about. The question is, How can you fill in the gap where your clients? This applies to all industry to every business from person to person.

Reward vs Risk

In pursue, of doing what you are projected to do, there is always a reward vs risk. Along the way, we make mistakes. You want others to take you seriously instead of putting you on a lower level. What counts is you taking yourself seriously with action and words to back it up. Putting in the long hours, and leverage along with others is where it matters in creating the meaning you are seeking

.Normally those who put you in a small box, perceive their own self in this way. Their perception has nothing to do with you. Other relationships will be beneficial and others are limiting. Be careful who you allow in your life. Family you inherit, friends you can choose. The perception of others is their personal choice in accepting reality as they choose. You will have to seek those who are like minded and supporting each other to thrive.

Not Enough TIme?

Time is the commodity you will wish you could get back once it is gone. Do you find yourself frustrated at how much you have to do meanwhile need more things to get to done? There comes a place where you have to ask yourself, where am I spending most of time at? Am I really happy with the time I have already spent? Is this giving me fulfillment and value?

We have to have this realization of scheduling the day in getting done what really matters. We only have so much time in a day. It could be a since of you needing to get up earlier while all is quieter and clearer in the mind. Sleepless nights can be a haunting issue mentally, emotionally, and definitely physically in energy levels while thinking of regret in wishing you could have gotten certain things accomplished. You have to say, No, to the people who are there to distract you. Distractions are what causes you to waste so much time. This includes online, face to face, waiting in line, waiting on customer service of any certain business to respond. Do work while you are waiting and keep conversations direct. Your time is the most precious asset.

Educate Yourself Every Day

Self education is more powerful then traditional education. There is a difference in learning because you are forced to and another when you have a yearning to learn more on your own time. In realizing what you equip your mind with will reinforce your body and all the functions it needs to have.

With self education, learn to listen to your body. It will tell you when something is right and when things are about to turn. For instance if you are starting to have weakness, hurting all over, chills and or a headache, learn to listen and strengthen your immune system. The sooner you know your body the sooner you will be able to attack the virus in equiping your own body to defend itself. Having down time when you work 7 days a week isn't an option to have. Study all you can about nutrition, herbs and all other viable options in keeping your health.

Do What You Don't Want To

There are times of when you don't want to do certain things. You understand in the end of it you will benefit or even others will along with yourself. Today, I chose to paint my shed. I didn't want to yet I knew it had to be done. It has needed for some time. I said to myself, this is the day I complete it. It took eight hours of work to complete it.

Although it is not perfect. The fact is I did my best to improve the overall appearance. At times you will have things come up when you didn't expect. Expenses can come up unexpected. Set as funds for emergencies and for security of mind. Having less stress when events happen will make your life go a little smoother. In situations such as this, there is always a lesson to learn even at the time you may not enjoy it. Look for the hidden lesson.

Pushing Through The Exhaustion

There has be something in you to keep on going. Everyone has many things to do. A purpose and meaning must be what pushes you to keep on going. The substance, no matter how much you are attacked even from your own family must ride or die mentality. Are you willing to push yourself to near death to accomplish your vision into reality?

Hope is pointless since you can’t measure it. With action, you can measure. The discipline is what counts. Understand what you are sacrificing to get to where you see yourself at. Your family will benefit from your discipline. By setting an example, pass on the torch you have within to your family to live on. Take great care of yourself, you only get one body. To perform, you have to push through and taking care of yourself is the foundation.

Losing The House You Grew Up In

In recent times, I have been dealing with losing the house I grew up in. My grandparents have owned this house for over 60 years. I grew up in it from til I was 12 almost 13. Throughout the years, the whole family would come here to celebrate the holidays such as thanksgiving, christmas, easter and other times. Many stories I didn't know about my grandpa. I could understand why he was in tears at nursing home. I have never seen my grandpa ever cry in all of the time I have known him.

In all the time I have known this house as my family's house. Many memories have came flooding into my mind. Many good times and bad happened there. It feels like a part of myself has ended considering the heritage of family.

My grandpa didn't think he would live this long. We all thought they would have been gone years ago. However they have outlived all of their siblings and parents. Can you picture outliving all of your siblings, and other family? It is a challenge to deal with considering, the family being in their life is all they new for decades. Have you ever experienced this? If so, I'd like to hear your feed back.