“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia
I love the way the word kindness evokes multiple meanings to me as both ‘being considerate’ and ‘being of similar origin/species.’
I’m so very grateful for the kindness in my life… the sweet souls that reflect love and share your life force with me as we explore the mystery and wonder together… and the kindred spirits that have taken the time to connect with me from around the world through the magic of the internet… thank you!
Here are some of the kind words, good vibes, and pure sweetness that have been sent my way and warm my heart. I share as a sort of ‘testimonial’ for those getting to know me or considering joining me for online creative courses/circles and also to remind myself when I need it! 😉
Greetings women of gratitude! This week I have made the time to do some lovely lessons here. I have been so inspired by all that I have seen you all creating… I felt so wonderful… Thank you so much! Your energy is bright and light. – Miranda
This is a unique class with a variety of teachers who have their own techniques and advice. I’m stepping outside my box to try some different approaches to art and having good results. I’m sure my art and journals will be better having had this exposure and the freedom to play and “let it happen.” – Diane
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Grateful to be feeling the love! ♡ I definitely try to give back & serve in various ways. I really want to make art, soul food, online gatherings, and creative exploration available to all who appreciate it and want to participate! So, I offer several online course retreats as “Pay What It’s Worth/What You Can” offerings and make the Thrive True e-zine a free gift to anyone that wishes to receive it. It features many other artists, authors, healers, poets, energy workers, and sweet souls co-creating together to scatter well wishes like wildflower seeds. If you are able and want to help keep the generosity flowing, in essence sponsoring those less financially fortunate (such as single moms, survivors of abuse, those working in less lucrative professions like teaching and social work, etc) by helping me be able to offer things this way thanks to those who choose to invest more… or if you’ve been blessed by something I offer and are looking for a way to give back, then you can send a little loving support through paypal at: www.paypal.me/thrivetrue. Every bit adds up! Thank YOU. ♡
You can sign-up for the Thrivivalist Newsletter to receive the current ezine gift. I send out very few emails to subscribers because I realize how overloaded we can get. I appreciate the opportunity to connect in that way and value and respect your time and inbox. To keep in touch in a more casual and more frequent basis, I share many photos of paintings and inspiration on instagram and facebook. 🙂
My family and I also practice random acts of kindness and support various charities, including Thistle Farms in Nashville, TN and local Blue Ridge, GA families with food, clothing, and book donations. We also try to support small businesses both locally and when traveling. So, when you choose to shop with me, you help keep the wealth flowing on. Thank you!
I think we are all artists, life artists! May we all find joy in the bittersweet art of living and loving, have the courage to beat to our own drums, our own dreams, our own heartbeats, and thrive, true, open, full, and free in harmony.
May you find something that brings a gentle smile to your heart and feeds your soul while visiting this site! Thank you for taking the time to spend a few moments of your life with me. I hope you have a *be*you*to*full* day!
Wild Wonderful Well Wishes,
Julia (a.k.a. Jules/Jewels)