Life is like an empty canvas when we are born. With each experience we add on to the threads that make up the fabrics of our life. As we paint on the canvas we wonder how the final picture will turn out. What will it be? Will it be a bright and happy drawing or something that is dull and that depicts agony?
No one knows the answer.
What colors will fill up the gaps? Will the work be artistically creative or will it end up looking like trash? Opinions on whether it is nice or ugly are really subjective. How, then, shall we fill up the colors and design the best tapestry of life? Which colors shall we use?
The tasks that we accomplish and the experiences that we gain all add color and spice to our life. We have options: we can lead colorful and fulfilling lives or boring and mundane ones. It’s all in the mindset and our drive to live our lives to the fullest. How we live our our lives is our choice and ours alone.
Being positive and grateful for all the blessings that we have received in life will make our lives more colorful, and it certainly adds to our tapestries.
Dominique Goh, elementary school teacher, professional blogger, blogging consultant and mom to three. I enjoy writing about parenting, cooking, baking and photography. You can find me at Dominique’s Desk , on Facebook or Twitter.