Day 16 - Pledge of Peace

After reading an awesome new blog called "Owning The Words" I decided that yesterday and today I would color outside of the lines.  I love doodling and coloring!  It calms me and I find great peace in doing it, but somehow I stopped doing it.  Every Saturday I use to doodle or paint with Princess Charlie.  I'd tell myself "you're no good at doodling" and then it stopped.

Why do we talk ourselves out of doing what we love?  The answer is simple..Fear!  I feared I was not good enough, so I talked myself out of doing it.  Today, I am talking myself back into it.  I now understand that it does not have to be perfect.  The idea is to enjoy the moment!

Is there something you've talked yourself out of doing?  Will you join me today and step back into that thing that makes you feel alive?

Today's Intention: to draw and doodle to my heart's content

Today's Kind Act: Yesterday I went to Kinko's with a package of typing paper and had them coil bind two art journals.  One for me and one for Princess Charlie! 


  1. Tabitha I think that is wonderful. Yes, I do agree, we talk ourselves out of doing things, even things we enjoy most. Rarely do we motivate ourselves to get back into the groove. Comparing ourselves to others is another self-esteem killer. When you let go of perfectionism, you'll be surprised the joy you feel. Thank you for the inspiration and mentioning me today! :)

  2. You are absolutely right about this! I sometimes think crafting is a waste of time, but I am going to pull out the glue and paper and have a good time today!


  3. You go girl, do not let fear keep you back from enjoying life. I love to color, and think I am no good at it. Well, today, I am going to color. Thanks for the encouragement.

  4. I love to color and doodle, too -- having young kids give me a good excuse to do it often. I also love to read home decorating that's a pleasure I don't induldge in often! But I love to dream and imagine what my house could look like!


You bless me with your presence! Tabitha♥

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