Thursday, September 19, 2013

Possibilitarianism and the Power of Possible Thinking by Karrlin Bain

I am so happy that I get to take part in the Flying Sisters Blog Hop on the third Thursday of every month!  At the end of this post you will be given the link to another wonderful blog post by another creative friend of mine, then at the end of hers will be another link, then at the end of hers.... and so on... until you get all the way back to my blog!  We all blog on the same topic...  It is a Blog Circle.  

This month's topic is:  How I'm becoming a Possibilitarian (celebrating our one year of flying!) My approach to this topic is to investigate and define "Possibilitarian" and decide how many ways I am one. Here is what I found....

"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there."
     ~Norman Vincent Peale

What a great guy!  Among many other things, he wrote the famous book The Power of Positive Thinking.  He is also the owner of many WONDERFUL quotes found here (on this clicky link - my fave is the one about Christmas!!!). 

Here is audio that shares a lot of his book ~ and he reads it himself!

I love this video because Norman Vincent Peale is in it, and the content is great!  I love that he is a Christian!

Artist Kelly Rae Robert's also celebrates the idea of being a possibilitarian here on this clicky link.  On her Possibilitarian page she states: "Because when you step forward as a Possibilitarian — and share the truth about how you created your beautifully messy, magnificently complicated & exquisitely joyful life and career — you give everyone else permission to dream bigger, be braver, and create what they want. And just like that, the impossible simply . . . isn’t."

I am a possibilitarian because...

* I see amazing possibilities in my kids (clicky link) and realize the value of setting some of my own interests aside for now to invest in them. 

* I believe anything is possible if only you believe..... and I can't for the life of me figure out where that quote comes from... some Disney movie, right?  I was looking and found Cinderella singing "A dream is a wish your heart makes."  I love that song.... I think it lines up perfectly with being a possibilitarian.

* I LOVE watching my friends from Flying Lessons (and from life) achieve general awesomeness and even super specific crazy awesome success based on THEIR belief in the possibilities!!!!

* I am storing ideas, art classes, and art supplies away for whenever I get a moment of time.  I believe this "moment of time" may just coincide with my future "empty nest syndrome" that is way in the future (6-8 years)... so then I will cry on my art projects while having a blast instead of just crying in a state of general sadness.

* I write poems that ooze an optimistic rose colored glasses worthy positive attitude.

* I believe in a glittericious colorful creative life.

* My imagination is super vivid.

And last but not least I am a Possibilitarian...        
because I said so!

Now please visit my 
friend Becky Cavender's 
wonderful blog.
She is also a Possibilitarian
Click on her name right here....

image credits

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Mid September's View by Karrlin Bain

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Mid September’s View
by Karrlin Bain 9/15/13

Winter’s cold gifts tiptoe near
Slowly moving round the bend
I love each approaching holiday
But when January ascends

I will not wish away long days
That drag til springtime sun is shown
As lengthy time blesses my life
I’ll relish time in our sweet home
As mother and as wife
Come winter spring summer or fall
This is the greatest time of all

And while I know this season
Will move forward on its way
Long winter’s cold unending days
Won’t make me wish the time away
Photo by Karrlin Bain 9/14/13

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