Hope - new work + thoughts

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Hope - original artwork

Hope is a thing with feathers That perches in the soul; And sings the tune without words And never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson

This is just one of my new paintings that I've created recently entitled Hope.   That's a powerful word for me right now as we face challenging life issues within our family.

Hope - original artwork

It's about understanding that we are not in control and knowing that there is a mystery to this life and that things happen even though we don't always understand how to deal with them or why they've happened in the first place - sometimes we never do.

Hope - original artwork

However, we do have a choice - we can go down or choose to struggle through with His help.  I know that when I look around my life and take notice, there are always blessings if I can just remember to look out for them.

Once I had finished creating this watercolour painting, I realised I needed to remember this truth myself - maybe you do too, my friend.