"Giving Liberates" (triptych) 7.21.16 | "14" x 40", 18" x 40", 14" x 40" (Acrylic on Canvas).
This painting of aspens is a custom commissioned piece, painted with a prayer of gratitude for generosity, courageous bold limitless giving. Honoring the generosity of another and holding space and hope that we might each step into more abundance open generous living. Like the light dancing through the trees, a generous heart, open home, welcoming arms can bring great beauty, hope, joy. There is something to the amount of leaves, dancing together, reminding us of movement, of healing, of a future. There are shadows, but they do not dominate. How can we remember to open to light, to open to others, to open our hearts?"It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into the giving." Mother Teresa
"The heart that gives, gathers." Tao Te Ching
"For it is in giving that we receive." Francis of Assisi
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." Maya Angelou
A Prayer of Gratitude.
Dear God, Creator, Source of Light and Love, Abundant Joy and Hope,
Thank you for each person you've created and the brightness present in them. Thank you for open hearts. Thank you for courage. Thank you for bold brave abundant souls. Teach us also to open our hearts, homes, lives to others. Give us courage and compassion, wisdom and grace to give back the many blessings we feel from you. Amen.