Thursday, October 23, 2014

Get Messy // October Prompt


When I heard this prompt, I knew how easy it would be choose many things to be grateful for. Yet, I was thinking about a post from another Get Messy Girl, where she writes about being happy or sad. What she is really happy about or really sad about. So for this month’s prompt I took the more philosophical approach.

I have been thinking over that and asking myself questions: What am I thankful for? What am I truly happy about? Or sad about? Where does happiness come from? What is better happiness or being content? That is when I realize one sentence could sum up all of that. If you can’t be happy about the basics of survival (food, water, shelter—no matter the condition), then nothing will make you happy because you don’t appreciate the basics. Everything else in life beside food, shelter and water is extra. You don’t need the extra to get by, really—they just add to life. Those have been my thoughts for the past month and I plan on sharing a full post on all these thoughts next week. 

P.S. It's my 10th week! Yay. =]

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Get Messy : An Art Journal Challenge | 02 // Caylee GreyGet Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

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4 comments:

Briella Lane said...

This is Brilliant. I love it.

Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos said...

I love it! Short, sweet, profound. You rock. :)

sumofmylifeblog said...

Yessss. So good. Love this take on the prompt. Absolutely LOVE it.

Andie said...

Cody -- I love what you've said here. Adding to my growing this of "wow" moments recently. You are so right -- without gratitude for the basics, we are without foundation.