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Artist Kate Lindsay Naranjo

I am so proud of my cousin Kate. It is hard for me to remember that she is not still 8 years old and running wildly through the forest by my side. She is now a full-blown adult with three beautiful children of her own! One thing hasn’t change, though, and that is Kate’s artistic expression. She has quietly worked hard over the years to hone her skills. Every time I see a new creation by Kate my heart swells with pride and I am reminded of that passion that has always  lit her from within.

Published in: on October 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm  Comments (1)  
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Perfectly Imperfect

How many of you were taught to strive for perfection or always to give 110%?  In theory this may encourage us to “be the best that we can be”, but does this factor in that we are human? Also what about the fact that if you give 110% on one endeavor you will be running on a deficit for awhile?  What I am getting at is that we regularly ask so much of ourselves in one part of our life that we are unable to fully be present in other areas of our life. Not surprisingly this leads us to feeling discontented and disappointed. Letting go of the illusion of perfection and understanding that it is through the imperfect aspects of life that we find true meaning is not an easy lesson.  It is something that we consistently have to revisit. I hope that the following words of wisdom will help.

“Seek always to progress rather than perfect” ~Taro Gold

“Only the idea of something is perfect. It’s expression in material, worldly terms is a mere shadow of that idea.” ~Plato

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” ~James Joyce

Wise words….

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.

~ Bernard M. Baruch

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

~ James Joyce

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

~ Abraham Lincoln

Published in: on October 24, 2012 at 6:21 am  Leave a Comment