It is early….much too early for a lot of people to be at work. 6am. I just clocked in. As I walk towards the back room I see Melissa, today’s ‘giftee’. I hand her a box of my awesome cookies. (Modest, I know! ha ha) I tell her that it is a ‘thank you’ gift. She has been training me on how to write the candy order for our entire store. For the last 2 weeks she has handled every question and concern of mine with ease and a smile. She is pretty awesome and works really hard. And I just wanted to appreciate everything she has helped me with. I know she will enjoy the cookies.
This painting is an odd one. I have been thinking about death a lot today. I don’t think that people think about death enough. Not in a morbid way….but more of a motivating way. If you could fully realize that you were going to die what would become most important to you? Your time? I am so glad I am doing this gifting and painting. I want to look back when my life is over and know that I spent at least one whole year giving all I could afford to give. And painting with all of my energy and free time. I will know that it has inspired people to give, and to be more creative in their daily life. To understand that we are all connected. That the actions we take influence everyone and everything around us. And that I did just what I wanted to do….for at least a short time. Then I will die. And I can’t wait to find out what is next. I think about that….and I compare it to wondering what I will do when the project is over. What is the next phase? Where will I go from here? What will be the next level? What are your thoughts about death? What are you going to do with the time you have left?