December 31, 2011

a new year

10 x 10, oil on canvas

Deepak Chopra says "babies bubble in bliss." And research supports this notion with the revelation that, unlike adults, the majority of a baby's sleep is spent in a deep, dream-filled slumber known as REM or rapid eye movement. Without the "noise" of language, infants have no labels, no judgments, and are never awake all night worrying about the future or regretting the past. Instead, a baby's world is filtered through the five senses. He learns to roll over, hold his head up, advance to sitting, crawling, standing. toddling--all in a matter of a few short months! With each stage of development, he acquires a brand new perspective --not just on January 1st, but in every moment, as each new situation becomes an opportunity for growth and discovery.

Children have so much to teach us about how to live and what is important, don't they?

~Wishing YOU
the innocence of childhood
fresh, new perspectives
with a dash of bliss,

And no matter what each new day brings your way,
may you find yourself wrapped
in a blanket of courage and hope,
blessings and light~


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year 2012!

Marian Fortunati said...

Beautiful.... Happy New Year!!!