Passions of an Odd Chick

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Mission Statements


Still drawing in my journal. I will always love faces best I think. Don't ask me why she has brown spots on her chin...it was to be a dimple and her eyes would not be crooked in a my perfect art world, but I haven't made it to that place.

I am working on my goals and updating my mission statement for 2009. Something I've learned is that everyone has a mission statement, some just haven't written it down yet. But we all are living out a statement about what our life's priorities are, what our legacy will be whether we define it in words or not.

I attended the funeral of a close friend's mother today. I did not know her mother. But as I learned of her, I was reminded by the things that were said about her life that -it was her attitude about life, her love for people, her zest and vibrancy and humor that were remembered. Nobody mentioned what kind of clothes she wore, or car she drove, whether she was good-looking or how much money she made. I'm reminded: it really is the little things, the daily acts of love, of good attitudes and gratefulness and encouragement, and a sense of humor and zest for life that make the big motion picture of our lives so memorable to others - that leave a legacy.

This funeral was one of those divine appointments that will help me further define my goals and mission statement. I'd love it if you would take the time to comment about your own.

6 comments:

linda said...

hmmm, well I haven't got one as yet and as you said, I have never written one down but it's a good idea...

thanks for sharing your friend's mother...she sounds like a lovely woman and her life, even in death, gave you insight...I think that is a wonderful blessing, not only for you and, through you, me, but for her and her family as well...

the face looks like madonna to me, excepting a bit fuller about the face...is that who you were thinking of?

blessings upon your new year!

Odd Chick said...

Hi Linda,
actually she was a model in a magazine spread for winter clothes

Anetka said...

Hi Peggy,
Thank you for this post and sharing your thoughts. It's reminder for me as well.
I need to prepare some for myself for the next year...I mean I agree with you, everyone has got one but it's better if you write it down for youself - becomes more clear and real at the same time.

I like this portrait. Your sketchbook is full of small treasures:)

Kimmie said...

I have never thought of having a mission statement. I think that's a cool idea.

I like your girl's crooked eyes - it looks like she just got done (or is about to) laugh hysterically about something silly :)

simplyred said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful and blessed 2009. I am continually inspired by your blog, your way of thinking and your beautiful artwork. May God bless and keep you in his care in 2009.

Ernie
Gypsy Gold Studio

redchair said...

Hi Peggy,
I like your girl also. She's a little Cezanne with a touch of Peter Max thrown in. Very pretty.

I don’t think I actually have a list or mission for 2009. But- if I were to state one I would have to say I want to spend the year holding even closer to my faith. I especially want to remember on bad days that may come, how I grateful and blessed I am.
Vikki