Friday, August 31, 2012

Living My Dream

I know this is supposed to be 5 fact Friday, but I decided to have my own list

of five.

Have you ever thought, "Wow, this is a great day to move toward my dream".  I feel like 

I do it every day.  Though I'm of retirement/Medicare age, I'm the happiest I can remember.

It's the little things that give me joy now such as a Starbucks coffee

or an E-course or receiving the latest Photoshop Elements magazine in

the mail!  I feel healthy and great even if some of my joints are a little

 stiff in the morning!!  So I feel like I'm living my dream.

My Yoga teacher is a Reiki healer and I learned the other  day in her class the 5 precepts.

1. Do not worry

2.  Do not be angry

3.  Be honest

4.  Be humble

5.  Be compassionate

Doesn't sound that difficult does it?  I think I'm very compassionate, but once in a while I have to 

remind myself, like when someone cuts me off on the freeway or when someone is 

outright rude (I really dislike rude behavior).  

Same goes for anger.  There are those times when I feel my neck and face flushing with 

anger or irritation.  Must work on these precepts.

I'm continuing with my custom pattern work in PSE

I wanted my image to be a bit more realistic rather than abstract.  With that in mind 

here is my original (should have done a mouseover).

and the artsy version below

This piece was almost like working in a coloring book.


Pink Tree Studio said...

The artsy version of your photo is so fun, Marilyn!

I thought it looked like a Southern California scene :~) I'm from Torrance but moved to Portland, Oregon almost six years ago. I'm still very homesick :~(

Thanks so much for visting my blog!

Lee Hynes said...

it must just be me and my slow connection,wanted to say this is great!

Lissa Forbes said...

I love your artsy. Erosion, Marilyn ... And can't wait 'till I can afford to be retired and do whatever I like!! LOL

jacki long said...

Nice post Marilyn.
I think contentment is a key word to all five of your precepts. You are blessed. Lovely work, again!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Love the artsy version and the patterns you added!

Geri said...

Nice edit Marilyn and I like the list of 5 precepts!