I once heard someone describe our lives as a beautiful tapestry. He went on to say each thread is interwoven and may circle back with a purpose and each is put in by designcreating a colorful legacy. I rather like this imagery description of our existence here on earth. Are we not each a master of all the images we are creating of our lives?
So what kind of tapestry are you creating? I think the colors should be vast and variegated. Life should not be mundane or there is no growth. A picture is captivating in black and white but a tapestry draws no attention without color. Your live should be colorful and eye-appealing if reviewed in full.
Draw outside of the lines. Conformity is entirely too overrated. Why make the picture of you look like everyone else? I always told my children dare to be different. Be the one that stands out in a crowd. We all have a destiny. Discover yours and fill it. You can’t if you do nothing but always walk rank and file.
Dare yourself to take risks. This is when new threads begin in the tapestry of your life. These are the ah-ha moments that give your existence a new dimension. It doesn’t matter if it is a new career, a new sport, or a challenge but sometimes do the things no one things you are capable of. Believe in you. Life is only one shot so give yourself that chance if you think it is worth taking. Passion is a hunger that should be quenched!
Don’t close the door to the past simply because it is over. That fabric is part of your make up; it is in your tapestry and is part of your beauty with its joys and sorrows. It is to be celebrated because it has made you part of who you are and the life you are now living. The threads are critical to the image!
God sees our lives as a beautiful tapestry from above that we weave of our own freewill. Our choices are the ebb and flow of the wave of colors and the overall look and feel of the final image. Additions in your life may very well be thread changes so don’t settle for staying idle, never moving forward or outward at all.
As you move through your life, ask yourself, is there color in your life? Do you allow change and growth opportunities or do you run from a challenge that forces you to grow or become more passionate? Do you allow any new threads to intertwine? Do you smother the flames of any sort of passion outside your comfort zone?
Live your life to the fullest but, define it with your own definition of greatness, not someone else’s. Most importantly, make your tapestry a masterpiece. It should reflect the legacy of a life fully embraced with your passion that shows the world you alone could only create this wonderful tapestry! Get to work!