Category: truth

Every dark cloud has a silver living…a glimmer of light piercing through the darkness. We all have a lot of difficult choices to make right now. Are you making the right ones? As difficult as these times may be, these struggles are also an opportunity. What is your opportunity? Are you seizing it?

If you aren’t seeing your opportunity through the dark clouds yet, look a little harder. We have nothing but time to reflect at the moment. Don’t take that for granted.

Flashback photo by Josue Castro

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Though life may be far from ideal right now, it does present a unique opportunity to find yourself. #MostlyForHer poems available upon request and can also be added to a custom painting commission. Message me for inquiries.

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Allegory of Wisdom and Truth, attributed to the workshop of Francesco de Mura

Italian, 1745/1755

oil on canvas

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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This week provided some stiff tests and some of them, quite honestly, I failed miserably. Some I handled quite well, but the one major failure is what I’m still feeling eating away at my core. I’m doing my best to let go, but that is not my strength. In fact, it’s probably my greatest weakness in many regards. I still have a long way to go and a lot to learn in life. Some days are incredibly difficult, and I was reminded of that every morning this week just trying to get out of bed. I pushed myself to do so, but it hurt like hell. Some days I wonder how much strength I have left to continue the fight. For now, I’m thankful that I’m still here and that I managed to keep going…though it wasn’t pretty and still hurts tremendously. Sometimes the hope and faith that things will get better is the only thing I feel I really have. For now, I’ll do my best to hold on to that. I know I have a lot of things to be thankful for, and that’s precisely why my personal demons like to surface and resurface the one thing I desire that seems to perpetually elude me.

This week marks what would have been Deanne’s 40th Birthday and I thought it was only appropriate to revisit her story with a new blog post updating her disappearance.

Check it out HERE and please share her story to help bring closure to a life cut too short. She deserves that. 

You may just be a single step away…

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Follow Your Dreams And Do The Impossible 

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