A Brilliant and Beautiful Life

Hi darlings,

Today’s good thing is a project that felt so good. This fall, I was in project mode. Bob and I were striving to get all the art and photos up on the walls. This is a problem of abundance because I have so many paintings I can’t keep up with hanging them. Also, we have so many amazing photos it’s sometimes a challenge to find a place to hang them. We decided to hang them all together on the blank canvas of our hallway:

We laid out all the pictures to assess what we had:

We used the table as a staging area to lay out the design. We decided to use the gift I got Bob last year for Christmas as the focal point. It made sense thematically because these are all photos of our brilliant and beautiful life.

Here’s a close up of the quote. This speaks to me on so many levels. The “invisible thread” and being open to it and following its path have led me to where I am today. Look close and you’ll see a ticket in the frame on the left. That’s the ticket for the boxing match where I met Bob as we both followed our invisible threads.

Here’s the whole hallway. We decided we’re going to have a bulletin board on the right so we can be always adding and updating the wall. It’s just like life. A brilliant and beautiful work in progress. I can’t walk through this hallway without smiling.

I’ll leave you with the text of the words. I found this for Bob in a tiny gift shop in Asbury Park, New Jersey. I don’t know who wrote this, but I do know I love this and have always somehow lived my life this way:

An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break. May you be open to each thread that comes into your life – the golden ones and the coarse ones – and may you weave them into a brilliant and beautiful life.

As we all enter the holiday season, let’s remember to be open. There are invisible threads everywhere.

Good things, Melissa