If you’ve seen my Facebook page in the past week, you’ve seen that I’ve really been attempting to tap into my creative side with various projects lately. Sometimes I simply don’t create art because I don’t have anything to do with it. I know this isn’t a good reason, but it was my reason for a long time.
A beautiful friend of mine had been doing a lot of painting, and I also attended one of those wine and painting places recently, which really inspired me to get back into it. There’s just something SO FREEING about painting that I absolutely love. While I’m not good at it, per se, I love creating.
One night, I put my little easel on the table and started painting. Words have also always spoken to me, so on that painting I wrote “Chase those dreams,” as a reminder to myself. I hung it proudly on my office wall, of course.
The next night, I was so excited to paint. I got out my easel and decided what colors I wanted to use. I even knew what words I wanted to write on this painting. I started painting, then walked away for a minute. When I came back, my husband was painting a little portion. I asked if he wanted to help, and he said yes.
So, he grabbed a brush, and started. But then I kind of freaked out a little bit because he was “messing up” my vision. In this moment of freaking out, a little voice in my head said….Let go.
I don’t know if you’re like me, but sometimes we get so caught up in what we think should happen that we don’t let things just happen. We get so caught up in controlling everything that we miss the magic of the moment.
If I would’ve actually continued my freak out instead of calmed down and let my husband paint waves on my painting, I would’ve missed a huge opportunity for me to show him that he matters to me. We seem to forget how important little moments are to relationships. If I would’ve stopped him from painting, I probably would’ve moved on…but chances are, it would’ve chipped away a little bit at him.
I painted “Let go” on the painting and hung it next to my “Chase those dreams” painting because if we don’t let go, we may never get to see or receive the magic that life has in store for us.
So, what can you let go of today that might give you an opportunity to grow and bond with someone in your life?