Monday, October 6, 2014

Cabin on Diamond Lake by Artist, NORA KASTEN

 Painting #1136 of 1181 paintings / Oil on Canvas  (16"x 20")  Completed June 8, 2010

Karl's cabin on Diamond Lake in Cable, Wisconsin / Friday, October 3, 2014

"Back home last night from my trip to Minneapolis, MN and Cable, Wisconsin.  The Mall of America is not my "cup of tea" but the whole day on Friday is now one of my very most treasured memories to last forever.

It was on Friday that I drove almost four hours from Minneapolis to Hayward and Cable, Wisconsin.  Thirty years have gone by since Karl and I were there and I really didn't know the way.  Thanks to the new Cadillac Budget rental car with GPS and the good people at the grocery store in Cable, I found the cabin about 4:30 in the afternoon. 

As I drove into the lane and up to the cabin, I suddenly realized that I was in the middle of a beautiful, misty wonderland, just like in a fairytale.  It had begun to snow very hard but not sticking on the ground yet.  The temperature was 36 degrees and fog was hanging heavy over the lake.  In all of this splendor, there was even more . . .  . this Fall's beautiful, foliage colors were still peeping out from everywhere, creating and beckoning me into what seemed like a glorious, live painting.  My treasures greatly increased that day and I am Blessed beyond measure."

I am kind and loving to myself and others.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kindness is a choice. It costs nothing, yet it is wonderfully fulfilling. When I treat others with kindness, I feel better about myself. Every act of kindness—large or small—produces joy, peace, and happiness.
Any person I meet may carry a burden inside. A simple, heartfelt smile may bring them hope. Opening a door, saying hello, and offering a helping hand may make a major difference in someone’s day.
I also remember to be kind to myself. If I criticize my looks, actions, or thoughts, I stop and find one aspect of myself that I like. Being kind to myself is the first step toward being kind, patient, and loving to others. Kindness is a choice. As I choose kindness, I am rewarded with love, peace, patience, and joy.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.—1 Corinthians 13:4-5

1 comment:

Carol Blackburn said...

Good day Nora. Lovely post you have here. It's funny but I have a similar post on my personal blog not my art and photography blog. I wish you a wonderful day.