Be Strong & Courageous

 

I recently have been inspired by this original Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper, created by decorator Don Loper in 1942 for the Beverly Hills Hotel.  It excites me that the snow has melted, and pretty soon, we will be seeing green leaves, plants & trees everywhere after a bleak, cold winter.  The tropical vibe clearly hints at my excitement for spring to evolve into summer (pushing the seasons, I know).  The quote itself was taken from Lara Casey, a new favorite author of mine who wrote "Make it Happen", a book encouraging woman to live on purpose.  If you are anything like me, I often find myself being cast down by worries of tomorrow, to do lists, unreached dreams, all of which leave me feeling like I just don't have enough time in the day to do it all!  After reading "Make it Happen", I decided that something needed to change in my life.  I needed to prioritize my day based on what was important, accomplish the things I set out for that day & not sweat the rest.  I believe I was made by my creator for a purpose, so why wasn't I looking at each day as a reflection of that?  This print is a reminder I made for myself & my fellow women out there in the same struggle to live with a purpose & not get lost in the battle of worry or fear.