Monday, January 10, 2011

Alphabet Soup - G is for (pt.2)

G is for Giving Way, and Giveaways!

In part one of this two-part mega post, I mentioned giving way, referring to the space we allow people when making decisions. Room to breathe. So we don't accidently step on their oxygen and choke them, oops.

I realized today that there is another way we give way. Just as we give way to the choices others make, we give way to the choices that seem to be made for us. I don't think I believe in fate or destiny. I do, however, believe in things that fit us and that sometimes we are slower to see and realize them than we are to experience them, even as they're happening. By giving way to my artistic passion and creative ability my life is becoming simpler. Tasks that I would struggle with when I was forcing myself down paths that didn't quite fit right, have become easier. I whipped off a resume last night for a potential part time position in record time. No hair pulling, cussing, or name calling. I actually enjoyed writing the interests section, because I had them :)

It's kind of like Michaelangelo and the marble that became David.
"In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it."
Giving way, is an active process. It's more than just letting go, or letting things be, or appear. We need to be directly involved - listening, watching - allowing.

And here are two things you can be directly involved in :) Giveaways!

First, a photo challenge. Which I've decided to expand to be an art challenge. I am accepting photos or any art pieces that represent JOY! They can be emailed to me at I will post them up for your viewing, and voting. The winner will receive... drum roll... any one of my photos on Flickr.

Second, I signed on for a Pay it Forward program through Jodi at Living Life Photographically. The first three people who contact me and request to be involved, by comment or by email, will receive something hand made by me. All I ask is that you make something handmade for three people, and so on.


A Gracious Home said...

That's a beautiful song and video.

Noel said...

" ..I mentioned giving way, referring to the space we allow people when making decisions. Room to breathe. So we don't accidently step on their oxygen and choke them, oops."

So well said, and something I need to practice in the New Year! Thank you for reminding me!

Cinderita said...

I miss you my friend. I would love something hand made by your lovely hands and would relish the thought to give something away to someone else that I made with my heart.

And that song..that's me and you. fireworks.

Xmas Dolly said...

I love this song! I heard it last week. You got to listen to the words. It's awesome. Great choice. Thanks for sharing and thanks for playing along with us today. We hope you play along next week too. Have a great musical week.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I'm not really a Katy Perry fan, but this song has some great lyrics and the video is pretty good. Thanks for sharing.
I'm glad your playing along again and hope you continue each Monday.
Have a great week.

JamericanSpice said...

Your post is so true and the song is lovely!

Classic NYer said...

I never realized Katy Perry had such a versatile voice...