This painting goes hand in hand with my prayer journal entry from this morning. The scripture verse was: I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. John 10:10.
It made me think about how I hold myself back from fully embracing life sometimes, because of what people may say or think of me. It made me realize, I need to get out and live life! And enjoy it! And not worry about embarrassing myself.
Like a few weeks ago, at Brooke's soccer practice after they were done running and doing drills and exercises, just for fun, the coach invited the parents to play a scrimmage game against the girls. What fun! I wanted to play, but I thought, I'm out of shape, I'm not strong and fit, what will people say? But, Brooke wanted me to play, and I wanted to play, and finally, I was like... Ok, I'm just going to do it!
Let me tell you, I had fun! I was breathing hard, and tired, but I had fun. I would have missed out on that JOY, if I had listened to the negative voice in my head, instead of the, "hey, go out there and have fun!", voice.
So, here's a reminder to me (and all of us) to seize the day and get our feet wet and allow ourselves to have a great, big helping of JOY!
blessings and happiness