Quote of The Day

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Intention of your Stories

The human condition is so multi layered and complex.
 Now that everything is out there on social media
 it's way easier to spot and magnify flaws. Even 
though you may erase  them in your life they are
  permanently etched  somewhere in the minds 
of others or on the internet!
100 day art project day
There are many brave bloggers and influencers 
willingly put themselves authentically out to
the world. Some are very  superficial, others 
are  educational and informative!  It's truly
 a privilege when they share so generously!
 We can all learn so much once we weed
 through all the fluff!
Writers and artists are now expected to have
a large social media following. With that, 
  comes  scrutiny and judgement that can
 be hurtful to any human spirit!
I try to give people the benefit of the doubt.
As I would want the same treatment! Last 
week when I spoke about sharing less
 flattering photos and stories  I truly gave
those influencers a pass because I know
they never have ill intentions! I know they
often get negative comments that are so 
cutting. I'd never want to be party to that!
Intention is really important to factor in
when making a judgement of any kind!
Those two hardworking very loving 
influencers are sincerely good souls.
 They lovingly shared family stories
  they thought were worthy and 
endearing from their perspective.
 Were they naive? Possibly. If they
read my blog could they be mortified.
Possibly. However whatever they
 share comes from a place of kindness.
 When you look at an elder person
you can often forget who they once
were! What was important to them
and how they might  feel held up
to the light in their worst condition!
Over the years I have made many 
mistakes that I cringe at now! Do 
I have regrets...big ones! I'm just
happy they aren't recorded on the 
internet! Bad enough that friends
and family saw them.
I was always proud of how my dad
kissed us on the lips everyday!
Much like Tragically Hip front man
Gord Downie always did! Dad kissed
my brother on the lips until the day
he died. I still tear up when I think
of how special that was! Very
  few in my neighbourhood had
  as loving a dad as we did!
 My brother balks at that story.
He was twenty five when dad died!
 It's a big part of our families love
story that I value! We were never
allowed to leave the house without
kissing our parents...it was a rule!
 My dad loved his children dearly!
I always tell that story with
such love and good intention
and detest that he cuts me off
as though it's inappropriate!
My perspective is different than his!
I have different types of friends 
and live a completely different
lifestyle but my intention is always

How about you .....do you say or do
something out of love that makes
your family cringe?


Gillena Cox said...

Always enjoy your peeps and their voices

Happy PPF

much love...

Valerie-Jael said...

I don't have any family so can't make them cringe! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Your today's post is truly full of kindness and love. Adore the text and suer characters.
Happy PPF 😘

Linda Kunsman said...

What a super collection of vibrant portraits! Your post is so well thought out and eloquently (and honestly) written. You have such a gift. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

Your posts are always so thought-provoking. I'm sure I've injured people with my mouth (and maybe keyboard) and have also been on the other end of things. I love my kin but there is one very close who has always put me down and acts as though I am an imbecile. The only saving thing there is that I myself know I am fairly intelligent still. Thank goodness the criticism is not published out there in the internet. BTW, I really like the art on this post.

Katie Jeanne said...

I don't do anything that I know of, but my French mémère used to pinch our cheeks, and I HATED it. The more she had to drink, the harder the pinch. Ouch!

Ps: your blog is falling off the left side of the page on my end. Not sure if it's intentional or not.

Nicole DVArtist said...

This is a wonderful post. I agree I am glad my entire life is not on the internet. LOL Mistakes in life is how we grow to be better. Anyway for most.

froebelsternchen said...

I love the portraits - they are just AMAZING Sherrie! What a well written post!
You never cease to amaze me with your thoughts!
Happy weekend!

Christine said...

Lovely art and memories. Every family has its own respected traditions!

Victoria said...

Beautiful post, so special to hear about your sweet dad and wonderful memories! Hugs! The artwork is beautiful..the colors are so deep and such lovely rich textures, love all of your unique faces! Always wonderful visiting your world.

Irene Rafael said...

Hello, Your portraits are so full of life and character! In my days children should be seen and not heard. I had a grandmother who enforced that in her own way. It took me a long time to get over it but I also was loved and treated well by other family members which made up for any harshness.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love your drawings. My hubby's family didn't do signs of affection. Mine did. Very interesting.

Linda Calverley said...

Love your vibrant portraits. I'm lucky if I get a hug from my son never mind a kiss. Thanks for your visit to my blog and lovely comments.

Jean said...

Such a wonderful read! Love the stories and your work! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Beth Niquette said...

Your faces are so bright and fun--and I adore your stories. I love your website! :D ((HUGS)) Have a bright and colorful day, myFriend.

stefanie stark said...

I always love it so much to read your posts. This time I especially love the sentence: "Over the years I have made many mistakes that I cringe at now! Do I have regrets...big ones! I'm just happy they aren't recorded on the internet! Bad enough that friends and family saw them." I totally agree to that. It's beautifully worded and also beautifully illustrated with all these great portraits of people of different characters and greatly spiced with a pinch of humor. Many thanks :)

NatureFootstep said...

reationships are difficult. So many ways to view a single event. Love all your faces :)

Nordljus said...

Wonderful characters, and a beautiful story. I'm glad I didn't grow up with the internet, there's many great opportunities for connections but also a lot of downsides and negativity.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

I'm glad you have such wonderful memories. Your paintings have a sweetness to them.

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