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28 February 2009

No. 85 On The Run
Contemporary Palette Knife Oil Painting Horse Art by Laurie Justus Pace

18 x 27 inches
Oil on Canvas

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"Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles He does for His people."
Psalm 66:5

A friend sent me the daily posting for Neale Donald Walsch. In his daily posting were the words,

"If you think you are looking at struggle, struggle is what you will experience. If you decide that you are looking at a gift (even if you can't see it clearly in this exact moment),
a gift is what you will get. Just wait. You'll see."

The sheer simplicity of this thought is HUGE. This morning I applied it immediately as I had gotten up early and cleaned house expecting an 8:00 am appt to arrive. At 8:30 I was still waiting. I felt I could not go in and paint as I would loose the energy built into the painting if I was interrupted. ... I waited and waited. Finally I phoned to see when they would arrive and was told they had another meeting come up.

Okay, so I closed my eyes and begin to think negative thoughts as to the wasted three hours waiting to get through this meeting before beginning my work day.... and I remembered the reading from the forwarded email. This was a gift. My house is clean...now I was able to do my work. I would not be worried at anytime while painting that I had to hurry to get the house clean. THE GIFT...IT WAS CLEAN.

So maybe this is something we can all put into practice. But, it will have to be something you have to stop yourself to do it every time. Make it a gift. Find the good in the situation.

Joyful Abundance,

Laurie

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

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