I feel blessed to be offered so many rich inspirations in my everyday life. But when people comment to me that I am lucky, I can find myself feeling very defensive!
You see, I don’t believe luck has anything to do with it. I believe that we make our own luck and we choose our own path.
I have chosen a path of beauty and freedom for myself and my wee family. That means we are often rowing against the tide of comfort and conventionality. There is no red carpet laid out and no safety net underneath.
We are in control of our own destinies – and as such, we take care to dream up many attractive paths towards success.
- What success do you dream of for yourself?
- What inspirations do you use to lead you there?
- What small step can you take towards those dreams today?
- Is there anything you are currently doing that you know is not in harmony with those dreams?
- Can you devise a plan of action to see you reduce/quit that activity as soon as you are able?
Found Inspirations Friday is a new venture here on Julie Gibbons Creative. Each Friday I share one of my personal Found Inspirations word collages from my archives.
Found Inspirations is a creative practice I use to reveal messages I need to pay attention to. I believe these messages are universal in nature and apply to each and everyone of us. By sharing them here, I hope to offer you the opportunity to connect with a message you might find useful as you move into the weekend.
Create and share your Found Inspirations
Have you downloaded your free guide to creating your own Found Inspirations practice? It’s so quick and easy, anyone can do it anywhere. But it’s powerful, too – and an ideal way to begin art journaling and get those creative juices flowing!
Would you like to share your journal word collages? I’ve created the Found Inspirations Friday Flickr Group so you can do just that! I’d love to see you there – all you need to do to join is create a Flickr account (it’s free!). You can post anytime, you don’t even need to wait until Fridays
Don’t fancy a Flickr account? No problem – just leave a link to your image in the comments of any Found Inspirations Friday post.
Don’t forget to use the hastags #foundinspirations and/or #foundinspirationsfriday if you’re sharing elsewhere.
About the image
If any of the Found Inspirations images appeal to you, feel free to download them for your personal use. I’d only ask that you don’t alter them in any way and if you’re sharing them online, please do use the attribution, “image by Julie Gibbons“.
I so get what you’re saying about luck versus creating your own destiny. It is not about luck – it is about the choices you make to create what you want! Love your found inspirations! And I’m still having fun creating my own:) Have a beautiful weekend!
Yay! I’m so pleased I’m not the only one who thinks it 🙂 So glad you’re having fun with the Found Inspirations – hope to see you sharing some in the group, maybe? Love to you in the mountains xo