When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Friday, September 18, 2009

Oh The Tempation!

In this adorable video by Steve V., it amazed me the restraint that most of these children demonstrated. Real temptation(for something greater than a marshmallow:))presents itself to us as adults on a regular basis. Our response to it demands that we make choices. It challenges our patience and the promise of delayed gratification and the hope of something more. And of course, there are times, when we all blissfully surrender to that which attracts us, like the little girl who unapologetically and immediately consumed her sweet treat with pure enjoyment. Hmmm...there was no regret on her part. Of course as adults, our temptations are often more serious in nature and our reactions, have greater impact on our lives. But still,there are lessons to be learned here...patience,hope and self-forgiveness. You gotta' love kids! Some things are simply and sweetly irresistable!

Oh, The Temptation from Steve V on Vimeo.

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