Tuesday, January 31, 2017


I am ready for a year filled with the promise of good things! It sounds a little ironic with the controversy in the political climate, but it's important to remain positive. We need to focus on being strong, staying true to our beliefs and understanding everyone's point of view (even if we don't agree). This is a time when we need compassion.

Compassion is my favorite inspirational word for 2017.  The Dalai Lama said , "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

The Global Good Groups Blog, "The Art Of Politics And The Politics", expresses a common belief about art and politics:

"Art and politics have been inextricably linked through the ages and there is always a direct correlation between different artistic movements and the politics of the country and even the ever-shifting sands of world politics. The relationship between the two is at the same time complex and yet direct. All artists, whether they be fine artists, filmmakers, musicians or writers are influenced by the world around them and the changes in politics."

All things around us influence/inspire our art and politics is obviously no exception.   

What's your inspirational word for 2017? 

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