"Pray, Paint, Run, Repeat" was a catchy idea for a new blog title. And then it became my life. Or maybe it was the other way around.
It is now a summary statement of my life in 2020.
And apparently my friends are noticing.
A group of them put together a lovely birthday party earlier this month, to celebrate my 60th. An old fashioned birthday party like we had as kids, complete with cake, ice cream, and PRESENTS!
When I sat down to write a list of those presents, so that I would be sure not to forget any thank you notes I wanted to write, I noticed that each and every one tied into those three words. Pray, Paint. Run.
To name just a few...
A driftwood cross.
Multiple gift cards (and some cash with specific directions!) for art supply stores.
A gift certificate to my favorite running shoes store. And several of them pooled resources to buy a Garmin fitness watch.
Pray. Paint. Run.
So is my life at age 60. Retired from the radio sales job at the end of 2019 to pursue Mimi's Art full time. Spending a minimum of 20 hours a week at the easel. With plans to re-open Mimi's Art Gallery this spring.
60. A somewhat daunting number. Though I feel so truly blessed and grateful to be here, as I know many who did not make it.
So much more to say, but I believe blogs should be short, and take no more than about a minute to read, so I'm going to wrap this one up here. Look for more on each of those three words in future entries...
I enter this decade feeling oh so loved by oh so many. THANK YOU to each and everyone one of you. ESPECIALLY to God, for blessing me with so many, and so much, in this beautiful life.
PS - yes, that's me. Chocolate chip cookie in one hand, and reaching for the icing with the other. Some things haven't changed 59 years later!