Below is the post I wrote for The Inspiration Studio, a gorgeous blog where I contribute a post on Wednesday mornings.
I worked in my studio all day today. I am doing a project called A Hundred Thank-Yous where I am making 100 paintings for 100 people who I am very grateful for. I am making nearly a painting a day. And I am putting so much love into it. And gratitude. And more LOVE.
All this love is making me emotional. (It is not pms, I swear. At least not today.)
While painting, I listened to a CD that a yogini friend gave to me by Snatam Kaur. I had never really listened to it before today.
She has a song called People of Love.
“We are the people,
the people of love.
Let us people love today.”
Honestly, I can barely write about her music without tearing up. I’m sure you have to hear her voice to get the depth of beauty and sweetness in this song. I called my friend to tell her about how I kept crying every time I heard this song and I started to get choked up just leaving the message. I mean, my heart is on my sleeve, people.
Now I am definitely a sensitive-artist-type for sure. It doesn’t take a lot to bring out real, heartfelt emotion from me. But I have noticed that since I have been doing this project, it is like my heart will burst open.
I am learning the simple truth; that focusing on love and gratitude brings about
more love and gratitude.
And that really is sweet.