Do you see me?

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Can you see the laugh lines on my face or the tiny grey hairs forming?

The experiences that I’ve had, all the bad and the good that make me who I am today?

Can you see the tough times I’ve been through or the tears I’ve shed?

The people I’ve loved?

Can you see my heart bulging in excitement to share my creations of love, or my voice waiting to be heard?

Can you see all the hard work I’ve done?

Can you see my pain?

Can you see where I’ve been?

Do you see me?

"Open Heart"

“Open Heart”

A blog I read inspired me to do some deep thought and write so many things I’ve wanted to express over the years. I can really relate to her in a way. Here is a link to her blog: http://meganaronson.wordpress.com/

I was inspired about this subject today because I have felt for a long time now that most people are in auto pilot a lot of the time, not really seeing life or other people around them. Just going through the motions of the day. Getting angry and yelling at the car in front of them. Just paying the person at the drive through window and not even giving a second glance. Perhaps not noticing other people in line at the store.

I know this because I’ve been this way before, It wasn’t until I had my wake up call, a near death experience that I changed my perspective, actually I kind of did a one eighty all together but that’s another story. I might make a future post on that sometime.

Now I choose to be present, to really see people and to be kind, loving and thoughtful to others. Partaking in random acts of kindness.

When I notice I’m in auto pilot I automatically shift in to being present again. We have a choice to be present. You never know what someone might be going through, that little act of kindness or a smile can completely change their day and shift their mood or perspective.

So next time your at the grocery store in line and someone comes up behind you with only an item or two, smile and let them go ahead. The next time you are eating at the mall and you see an old woman with grey hair cleaning the tables, working hard and sweeping the floor, try saying “hello how is your night going”? Look right in their eyes and acknowledge them.

Everyone wants to be seen and acknowledged. It’s a sign of respect, care and love, and by sharing the love, you are in turn getting love back.

It’s like a mirror, what you reflect you get back. Put yourself in their shoes for a moment and really see others and the world around you.

We are all in this world together, why not make the most of it and choose love. It might just put a smile on someone’s face and yours.

With love,

Lisa

A recent “Heart Story” pendant I just listed on etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/179014889/real-flower-necklace-resin-heart-pendant?

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Where do you get inspiration?

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Have you ever got down on yourself or your work and felt sad, maybe even hopeless? Sometimes if we don’t see what we think we should see we get depressed and feel like we failed in some way.

Not true!

We didn’t fail but rather we are perfecting our work and learning along the way. Life is a journey and adventure, but sometimes we forget this. You never know what’s really happening behind the curtain of life. What is unfolding this very second, but we just don’t see it yet. My suggestion is get inspired and stay inspired. Sure we all have down days but we just need to dust ourselves off and keep reminding ourselves that we can do anything we set our mind to. When you truly believe in yourself and you don’t give up, the world won’t give up on you either. Where do you get your inspiration from?

Is it a book?

Journey to the Heart

A movie perhaps?

Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me

Music?

Leonard Cohen

For me I think I get my inspiration literally from everywhere. I get it from people, movies, flowers, photographs, songs, documentary’s and so on.

Inspiration is all around you. Magic and beauty is all around, if you stop and look you will see it. If your working on something and you feel sad or hopeless, stop and take a break and do something else. Something to clear your mind and refocus. I think we need to draw in inspiration every now and then. We are like a battery and if we are going… going… going… and always putting forth our energy outward we can sometimes feel depleted. We need to recharge our battery by taking in life, energy and inspiration from the world around us. I won’t give up on myself and neither should you.

You are beautiful,

you are creative,

you are perfect just the way you are.

So go,

go on and shine like the beautiful light you are and show the world who you are.

One of my inspirational photographs:

You can click on photo to go to my etsy shop

"Graceful Orchid"

“Graceful Orchid”

See you next time,

Lisa Novak

Passion Of Light