Some moments in life are commas, some are periods, and others are question marks. But now and then we are blessed with exclamation points, high drama, when excitement swells and emotions boil or bubble over. When a sunset is not just a sunset but a SUNSET, when a horse is a HORSE! and life is full, vigorous, alive. Whether in joy or in sorrow, you know you are alive, right now, in the moment. The key to real life is finding and living those moments when they come. The key to exceptional living is creating those moments when they can't be found. Live in the moment, whatever it is, and know that you are alive. "Feel" the colors, "see" the music and LIVE! this moment, this day. Nearly all animals do this, at least those who are allowed by their humans. Young children do, too, until the pressures and distractions of becoming like everyone else wash away their joy.
The good news is, you can begin at any time in your life. As it says in Scripture:
Live creatively, friends.......Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own gift.
Galatians 6:1, 4-5, The Message Bible
This passionate horse is painted in Acrylic on stretched, wrapped canvas, 16 x 20 and is listed on eBay this week.