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Color Outside the Lines

I love seeing the artwork made by children. Their little creative minds coming out in the art they create is fascinating. They draw pictures of animals they are sure are a part of this world, and they will try to convince you that the thing that looks an awful lot like an elephant is actually a rabbit. They color without regard to lines and common color patterns, with total abandon to what people say should be. They create what they feel, not what everyone tells them.

I wish that childlike imagination would last forever. I long for a day when creating from inside and letting the world see what you see is the accepted norm, instead of making everything look like what everyone else sees. When we get older we’re told to stay inside the lines. Color a brown bear brown and a blue ocean blue.

I say, you should color the world however it is you see it: a purple ocean or a blue bear, red elephants or orange alligators. However and whatever you create, create it through unfiltered eyes and open ears with all of the imagination you can muster. Make the world beautiful with what’s inside of you.

I often encourage people to just be themselves. Be you and be the best you that you can be. You don’t have to try and be anything else. So, go create, go live, go be you. Share the beautiful that resides inside of you with the world and let it experience your beautiful too. And don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. 🙂🖍️🎨

Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay

Disclaimer: This post and many of my others are as much a message to me and to my readers. I struggle with acceptance and fear, and I often write here in an attempt to redirect my feelings to a more positive view of myself and life in general. My hope is that this blog will heal me, as well as heal those that find themselves here reading my stuff.

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