Saturday, October 1, 2011

Filler Up Please


If we fill them up now with love, knowledge, self esteem, manners ,
creativity and imagination then the world can't drain
the life out of them.
It's time for self care. When we are filled to overflow,
then we will have enough to share with others.
We can't keep giving out of our empty places.
I hope that you show yourself some love and care on
today. Take some much needed time for yourself.
I'm just saying......
Shalom

28 comments:

rachel awes said...

you've got that right, dearheart! & you are a gorgeous filler upper. i like to bring my tank here. liquid delight. XOX

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Beautiful Nessa!
I think I need to top myself off at the pumps today, so as to send more good things out into this world!
Much love to you dear friend~~♥♥♥

XXOO~~
Anne

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Wise words. We all need to regenerate so we can keep doing all we do for the people we love and for our work. Thanks for the reminder.

k.h.whitaker said...

I hope you are feeling better Vee. I love the illustration and the idea behind it. You are so right :) Hugs sweetie :)

yoborobo said...

V - this is so true! I have been running on empty for a little while myself. I think I need to become a hybrid of some kind and plug into a socket. I hope YOU are taking some time for fabulous thou. I'll meet Anne at the pumps later and get topped off - haha. xoxo! Pam

michele said...

Amen to that, sister! This is the perfect time of year to soak up the beauty around us, as we prepare for the holiday season. Wishing you a full cup, as you have shared so much with me through your art and kindness! :o)

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful words:)And beautiful illo:)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks everyone. I'm just remembering that self care is the most important. We can't running on empty. Take sometime to refill the tank. Have a wonderful week.

Tamara Henderson said...

I love the black and white line art. Have a fabulous weekend!

Ben Clanton said...

Lovely! :)

Chiaki Darski said...

Love your art and the quote! I'll share it with my friends. Thanks.

Carin Bramsen said...

Beautiful picture, and words so true. Hope you're taking great care of yourself - you especially deserve it!

Eric Barclay said...

V, this is beautiful. Rest up!

Brad said...

this is fantastic! love the limited color/design and the message! perfect illustration in every way :)

Tomás Serrano said...

Vanessa, I wish you a quick recovery. Now I watch you drawing and I wonder if the story is there...
Hugs, amiga mía.

Tango Chow said...

it is pity Hong Kong children & the youth are only filled up with iphones, ipads, electronic gadgets and... and... nothing else... :(

Mechelle said...

Thanks Vanessa, I need to go take a nice walk around the neighborhood in this nice cool weather we are having.

Jack Foster said...

Love this Sister Vanessa! Great advice and terrific illo. I was just scrolling through your blog to see if I missed anything. Oh my goodness! That story about your mom touched my heart! Beautifully written from the heart! What a gift she was and you are. We saw the movie “The Help” last week. Phenomenal movie! Hope you are feeling better. God bless you and all your loved ones.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Oh wow! I so needed to read this today, Vanessa. I absolutely love this!

donny* said...

I was just reminded that you and I share a birthday (or one really close). Hope it was a great one!

Ces said...

hello Dearest Vee! Did I miss a birthday party? I think I did. So sorry. I hope it was wonderful!!! Tsup!

Bella Sinclair said...

AWWWWW!!!! To my very sweet, gifted, talented, fabulous, incredible and inspirational Miss V: HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Boohoo, I'm a couple days late. But hopefully the party's still ragin'!

XOXOXOXOXO

Doda said...

good advice! Thanks x

Indigene said...

Hey, I'm glad, "you're just saying"; I wish more folks would! Loving the post and you!

Lisa M Griffin said...

salve for the creative soul.... and always giving words of wisdom to inspire and rejuvenate.
Not just for our kids but for ourselves. Thanks again my dear and wishing it right back your way. :)

tea time and roses said...

Wise words indeed! Thank you so very much! Had to drop by and say hello. Enjoy a lovely weekend.

Smiles♥

Beverly

AtelierBrigitte said...

Such wise words (and lovely matching illustration).

Cheryl Lynn said...

Heeeeeyyyyy MOMMA! How are you? OMG, you look fabulous. What a beautiful picture! This illustration is soooo apropos...hee hee! Truer words were never spoken and put in such a cute illustration. You are still the MOST BRILLIANT ONE!

Love you thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much!