Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I Dreamed a Dream

You know, I wouldn't blame you if you thought that Pinterest was just a waste of time. In many ways, I agree with you.

The system has gotten a hold of it like everything else. That being said, I don't necessarily mean "the man" or any great consipiracy, just the idea that wow, people do like this, and we can use this for our own good.

But I would attest that I can use it for my own good as well. Case in point -- visualization.

Now, I know that this is the time of year when people such as Gabby Bernstein are showing off their visualization boards on Instagram. I think it's awesome -- I totally endorse this practice, except for one thing -- I have never been motivated to do one. That is, til Pinterest.

Last year, I started an abundance board on Pinterest. I wanted to think about good things, to visualize good things, the things I want in my life. One of the first pins I added to this board was a particular painting by the Haitian artist K. Estigene. I'd first seen this artist's work in a home in Key West, and I had to see it, to sit by it, for at least a while.

Well, through a series of small, seemingly unmeaningful, amazing events, the actual painting from my abundance board is now ... right now ... hanging in my living room.
The painting as hanging in my current residence

I'm amazed, thankful, and above all, love that many mornings find me standing in front of the painting, brushing my teeth. Beauty. And it's not the end all, or the thing that will make me happy. But it is a gift for me, and it is a wish fulfilled.

Now onto the next abundance pin ... or shall I maybe try for one of those pins I have on the board "The Land Beyond McDreamy"? I can't help but smile ... you never know "who" might be sitting in my living room this time next year!

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful post about the power of positive thinking! I'm surprised you didn't end up on a tropical island!