|"Future Pro", 6x6" oil on gessobord|
"Let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest."
— Muriel Rukeyser
Heads up! This is my grandson, Max, getting his first golf lesson from my very patient and loving son-in-law, Jason. Taking the time to share what we love may not seem like a big deal, but you never know what an impact it might have on another person's life.
In the book The Art of Life, author Sister Joan Chittister says, "What gets nourished within us can very well determine what we will become." I can still remember coming home from kindergarten with a finger painting of a clown, and the surprise and delight I felt when my mom got really excited over it. She told me I was going to be an artist one day. As one of nine kids, getting acknowledged with that much attention from my parents was rare. In fact, half of the time they couldn't call us by the right name without reciting the entire litany of sibling's names first. However, to this day, I truly believe it was this early seed of affirmation that put my foot on the path to becoming an artist.
"Every human act is an act of nourishment for someone." Mentors have another awesome gift for planting seeds. Theirs is a language of love. Be it a thought, an idea, a skill, or talent, a love, or a passion, it must be shared and passed on or it dies on the bud.
What mentors have had an impact in your life? There have been many in mine and I am so grateful to each and every one, for a part of them now lives in me.
Thanks for swinging by today.