“I can change only myself, but sometimes that is enough.”
”Happiness is more fleeting for some of us than for others.
We may ponder this notion but fail to grasp the reason. However, careful
attention to how “the happy ones” go through life will enlighten us. We
will note how seldom they complain about others’ actions. We will
discover their willingness to accept others as they are. We will see
that their attention is generally on the positive aspects of people and
circumstances rather than on the negative.
We can join the parade of “happy ones” by letting go of our
need to change people and situations that disturb us. Even when we are
certain other people are wrong, we can let go of controlling them. Doing
this means changing ourselves, of course. But this is the one thing in
life we do have control over.
I will change myself if I think something needs changing today!”
Small Town America – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Ink
This is actually in Wisconsin, but I loved the small town America
feel to it. The photo is courtesy of jediknl2 at WetCanvas. They
shared it in the Reference Image Library for everyone to paint from. I
love that library!
My friend and fellow blogger, Leslie White,
taught me that leaving a path of white in a painting allows the eye to
travel through it. I forget that normally, but used it here. Thanks,
I couldn’t find any reliable biography info on today’s authors. I sure do love the quotes, though.