I love to draw.
I draw love.
I am conflicted when it comes to saying “I love you”.
Say it too often and it loses its meaning and impact.
Not saying it often enough feels as if those moments would slip by.
Yesterday I got a surprising little “I love you” from a dear friend who told me that the feeling came over her, and she wanted to tell me that.
These “I love you”s are probably the most precious ones.
When the moment somehow compels you to tell that person that you love them.
Not a perfunctory one.
Not a forced one.
Not one done out of habit.
A genuine love-infused one.
This is my message to you, on your special day.
It’s St. Valentine’s Day.
And I wish everyone could find, have, enjoy and appreciate redamancy.
A word that ought to be brought back to use in the English language.
I have been practising the Four Agreements since the start of this year.
And I have not been very successful at all.
Not even with the First Agreement: Be Impeccable with Your Word.
It is much harder than I imagined.
The first doodle of 2018 is inspired by Don Miguel Ruiz’s book, The Four Agreements.
And of course, the greatest poet philosopher, Khalil Gibran.
And, my failures and mistakes.
Less than 50 days.
Before make resolutions and celebrate the new year, let’s make a gratitude list of 2017.
Top of my list.
My daughter will finish university this year and step into a new phase of her life.
I am thankful that her hard work has been rewarded.
That she is a down to earth young woman.
That she has found new passions and overcome challenges in this past year.
That she has emerged a champion and a young Wonder Woman.
I drew a doodle of how I imagine her as a YO-PRO!
My Dearest Nadia
Happy 23rd Birthday.
“I love you right up to the moon – and back.”
I went to the bookstore again today.
Came home with three books.
My purpose there was not just to purchase books.
I also went to have a coffee today.
Drank a lovely little cup of coffee.
My purpose there was not just to drink coffee.
I went and did a bunch of things today.
Accomplished several tasks and errands.
But my purpose was not to complete tasks and run errands.