Thursday, November 30, 2017


Still painting Christmas cards.  It is a process.  Layers of paint,  base coat, then details one at a time.
They look so simple, but I promise they are not.

Classes today were based on the third yama, Asteya ( non-stealing).  All religions speak of the morals of not stealing but often we steal without even knowing.  Are you always late, people are always waiting for you?  Then you are stealing their time.  We all know takers, those who take and never give.  Well that is stealing too.  And what about those who drain your energy, you know the ones I am talking about.  Once you leave their presence, you are completely drained.  They stole your energy.

There are many ways to steal, to rob.  We rob ourselves of joy, by constantly striving for perfection.
We rob those we love by not returning their kindness. 

Today is the last day of November.  Tomorrow start December with kindness, spread joy to those around you and remember to be grateful.  One last month in 2017, make it as kind as you can. 


  1. I have mad a conscious effort to still give to those who never give back because I never expect anything back. To those who can only be energized by taking my energy, I give them my energy freely so they don't have to drain me. It's like I disarm them before they can steal my energy. They don't seem to be able to generate their own energy. I wonder why...

    My son is always late, and I never expect him to be on time. He always wait till the last minute to spring into action. I think it's that darn Smart phone. They are a time stealer...

    Have a great weekend. Hugs, Julia

  2. I have "made" a conscious effort