Enlightenment

With David Cassidy’s passing on November 21st put me on high alert to work harder at making every day count for more. It was not until this day that I realized we were so close in age. He was born on April 12, 1950; approximately 20 months before I came into this world. In February of this year he revealed he had been diagnosed with dementia in 2014. When I saw his daughter’s Twitter post revealing his last words I cried. Ever since my battle with cancer I’ve tried to be more “present” with each passing day. I remember setting a five-year plan the afternoon my doctor told me the lab tests revealed all the cancer was gone. while I’ve been headed in the right direction in addressing the goals in that plan, I have yet to achieve the most important one. Praying everyday that I will live long enough to experience the fruits of that happening. Wasting time benefits no one.

Happy New Year 2015! This morning I awakened to the vision of butterflies fluttering above my head. It was so powerful I was inspired to create. Did you know 2015 is the Year of the Sheep? Astrologers forecast it as a year for healing and creativity, one in which we build and place our most value on relationships. I foresee my year being filled with more visions of butterflies and building strong relationships with those who are drawn to them. Yes, there is much to look forward to in this new year. May yours be filled with joy and prosperity!

When butterflies leave their silk palaces The scent of the garden blows towards Heaven's way. Like the toils of man, Those who work to tomorrow Will not miss the dreams of yesterday.  Artist: Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) Song: When Butterflies Leave Album: An Other Cup

As I worked on creating this quote image, I could hear Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) singing a song from the 70s that included the words, “butterfly fly away, fly away, fly away”. I couldn’t remember the name of the song so I turned to Google where I learned Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey had both included the words in songs they turned into hits. While I couldn’t find the Cat Stevens song I was hearing in my head, I did find these meaningful words from another song he had released and just had to share them.

Inspiration

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
by Henry David Thoreau

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