1. To LEAP! with courage and joy--welcome new opportunities without even an inkling of fear.
2. To LEARN from the times I leap and then fall on my face--and still trust enough to be happy that I took the risk in the first place and to be ready to leap again at the next opportunity.
3. To LAUGH...
5. and LAUGH some more...truly to open my heart to lighthearted joy--both in the leaping and in the learning. (Not sure if the little "laugh" butterflies will stay or if I need to come up with something else. What do you think?)
Laugh is my word for this "Leap" year--I had a feeling it was being revealed as such when I first started sketching this illustration. I got to work finishing the wings one night this week when I was feeling a little down, and I knew I needed some encouragement--I wanted to be sure that I really was hearing this Word. Without revealing anything I was thinking, I asked Tobias to read me a Psalm, and this is the one he "randomly" opened up to and read:
"On your feet now--applaud God!
Bring a gift of laughter,
sing yourselves into his presence...
For God is sheer beauty,
all-generous in love,
loyal always and ever"
(Psalm 100:1,5 The Message).
He wants my heart--and yours, friend--to SOAR!
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