Thursday, November 12, 2009

Presenting: Affirmation No. 37

Presenting: Affirmation No. 37

Life is such an interesting dichotomy of joy and pain. I find myself on top of the world and overwhelmed in gratitude and then stifling the hot tears of anger and frustration all within the same day. (Okay, sometimes the same ten minutes.) Maybe I’m weird. Maybe I’m so normal it’s ridiculous.

I’m a firm believer that I have a choice to react in love. If I make a conscious effort, I can bite my tongue even if I have the perfect retort; I can walk away even if I have the energy to fight; I can give my child a hug even if it seems like they don’t deserve it; I can let it roll off my back even if it was obviously offensive; I can forgive even if they haven’t changed their ways.

I wish I was perfect at it! But I am getting better and that’s what matters, right? Right?? Well, sometimes when I am on the verge of reacting with a human tendency instead of love (that’s right, love is better than being merely human, it is transcendent.), I say this to myself: I am a lover, not a fighter. Because fighting never got me any closer to who I want to be. Fighting never solved one single problem in my life. That’s right. I’m a lover.



Presenting: Affirmation No. 37 will be available at my shop soon. (would you rather have a print, a card, or a post card to choose from?)

14 comments:

Amy said...

YOU ARE SO RIGHT! Love is always better. I need to remind myself of this more often when faced with an 8-year-old screaming himself blue in the face! And the colors in your new painting are DELICIOUS!

Jewel said...

This is what life is all about... honestly.

jenica said...

yup. i def need a print of this.

xoxo

Emma Jo said...

That is exactly the inspiration I needed this week.
Thank you.

AnnieB said...

I love this! You are so right and you wrote it so perfectly. It is a choice. That is my mantra! I have found that life is much more enjoyable, easier, happier, endurable by just being a lover, not a fighter, not a hater.

Lucky Candice said...

Love it Britt. Because love requires us to be extremely proactive. To choose and continue to make choices that lead us in that path, CONSTANTLY.

Thanks~!

Candice

loony said...

I love it!! I think it would make fabulous cards :)

Dallas and Krista said...

I am pretty obsessed with this. The whole thing.

the wrath of khandrea said...

do you say it in a little deilcate michael jacksonesque voice? because when i hear that line, that's all i can think of.

the wrath of khandrea said...

mine, mine.
the girl is mine.
mine, mine.
yes she's mine.
mine, mine...

great. now it's stuck in my head.

Anonymous said...

I reallllllly needed to read this today. Thank you.

Denise

mindy said...

i am completely swooning over all of your latest art! just something about it touches me and makes me smile! beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The best lovers are fighters.

One Womans Thoughts said...

Just what I needed to read today to remind me what's important, the value of letting others grow into life's answers themselves, and from saying something that I will regret later. Thank you.