I created this painting to symbolize the well spring within our spirits and what they contain. As we make time to value the qualities that are within our spirits we allow them to expand. Reflect on the times when you were patient or loving or kind to another. Give yourself credit and honor. Just because we are not always this way, shouldn’t discount from the fact that these qualities are within us. Without judgment, remember these times when you were generous with another. And know that those qualities is still within you waiting to rise to the surface. Often time the well may seem dry because we have given all of our resources aware. This is the time to go inward and to dig deeper to find the greater well spring within us. It is always there if you dig deep enough.
When I was helping care for my Mom as she had alzheimer’s, I gave so much of myself to her and my Father that I became completely depleted. I had nothing left to give anyone else by the time she had passed. My well had become bone dry. Now I am digging deeper and slowly repairing and replenishing myself. I am doing that through nutrition, mindfulness, self-reflection,the study of happiness and the practicing of gratitude and loving kindness towards others and myself.