Well, the 15th has come and gone, and yet, no drawing. Life has other plans for me. On the 15th when I had planned to gather up all the entries for the give-aways, put them in a hat, and draw names for the winners, I was thrown a curve ball.
Several years ago, my family got the devastating news that my cousin’s husband, Larry, had Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). ALS is a monster of a disease that often hits very active men. After a courageous battle, Larry died Wednesday.
My blog is about living a creative life, and as much as that means doing art or writing or manifesting your dreams, at it’s core, living a creative life is about making LIFE itself your canvas.
Larry and I were different in lots of ways. He was very active and sporty, loved hunting, basketball, being outdoors. I am happy in front of a computer, drawing, reading, and sipping tea. But one place where Larry and I meet is in our approach to living a life uniquely designed for us.
Larry carved his life out so that it met his passions. He was a dedicated father, because that was his passion. He arranged to take breaks from work during the hunting season, because that was his passion. He worked hard at playing and often created a space for others to join him, because that was his passion. In the end, Larry’s life was taken from him way too soon. But when I look at it from the outside, I can appreciated the passion he packed into every moment of the life he was given. That is a creative life! And that is how I want to live.
I will be postponing the drawing until next week. I am going to spend some time with my family. They are MY PASSION. I invite you to celebrate the life of Larry with me by doing something that is YOUR PASSION. And I would love to hear what that is!