When We Stumble...
Unhappiness, stress, and numerous other negative feelings are caused by not making decisions based on your personal values. Identify which value(s) you didn't take into consideration when you made those decisions and you will recognize the source of your discontentment.
When We Are Passionate And Determined...
I was asked to list my top five values and create a painting incorporating those words. I had the whole month of December and as you can see, I procrastinated. I came to realize that this really wasn't as difficult as I was making it out to be. I have already learned (through many years of mistakes) what values are important to me, what makes me happy and what creates turmoil in my life. I have come to live my life with passion and determination; I just don't think about saying my values out loud - except to my grandkids when they need the reminder - :)
|My Values Challenge Painting|
In this piece of art, I listed five values that I believe encompass even more than each one alone. If I live my life with HOPE, COMPASSION, INTEGRITY, VIRTUE and GRACE, then I will always be loving, truthful, honest, sympathetic, caring and have a deep faith in my service to others and to myself.
And...I am happy.