I am happily married and a mom of 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I am truly blessed!
I have been told that I am a positive person and I believe that being positive has carried me through the tough times in my life. Of course, I give full credit to my Heavenly Father, for me making it this far. He has helped me and for whatever reason (I'm still trying to find out) has been guiding me and protecting me all my life. I believe part of my reason for being here is to inspire others to be positive and be strong. I want people to know that with a mindset of positivity, you can get through anything.
The past 4 - 5 years (2006-2010) have been challenging years for me in my faith, and being positive. All the years before that, being positive was much easier. I don't know why. Although I was continuing to be positive it wasn't as strong as the years before until recently.
I have found my gift again. It was lost for years! I listen to my husband, Jason, talk about his love of cars. Muscle cars, classic cars. Not just ordinary every day cars, and I think, "Wow! Now that's passion!" and I thought, "what is my passion?" "What do I love to do?" I had to think hard because I have been so wrapped up in my family (which is one of my passions), and every day life, that I forgot what it was that I love to do.
When I was younger I used to draw all the time. It was my outlet. I loved art. Now, I wasn't Picasso or anything, but I could draw. I used to write as well. I mean write letters with elegance. Kids at school would ask me to write their names and draw on their book covers. I knew a lot of talented kids in school that I thought were way better artists than me but I knew that I could become better if I practiced but as life went on and my world (and life as a teenager) changed, I lost my way and slowly forgot about my passion.
I wasn't given the pat on the back or acknowledgment that I so desired from my parents and I just gave up. That's just an excuse but it was my excuse.
I want to help kids, young and teens, keep that positivity with them always. I want them to know that they are in control of their feelings. That no one can take that away from them but themselves.
I am a visual person. I like to see things on a daily basis that remind me and keep me on track so I wanted to create this website to share with others The Art of Living Positive. The art we create will be a constant reminder of who we are, who God created us to be, that we are NOT mediocre, and sometimes we just need that picture, the writing on the wall to remind us.
I hope that we can touch millions of young kids, teens and adults with our words of inspiration and art of positivity.