Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Are you finding it harder to find the joy these days? With the elections and the shootings and the killings and just the very air of the world right now? It can be so very overwhelming to the mind, body and soul of a person. So many questions. So many why's. It can drain the life out of you. Joy is not about happiness or prefection. Joy, is an emotion. It is a choice. A choice to turn off the news or deciding to extend kindness to others. It is smiling at someone even if they don't smile back at you. If you are looking for prefection you will never find it in this world. It's filled with imperfect people at every turn. I often find joy in music. Music is so very important to me. I couldn't do what I do or even make it through the day without a song. Music is very powerful and can bring the heart joy. I find songs that lift me and help me get through the day. Find a song to fill your heart. Wishing your heart joy and music! ROCK ON GOOD PEOPLE!!

5 comments:

Carin Bramsen said...

Vanessa, this artwork is music to my eyes!!! The textures, the colors, that gorgeous singer with her superhero cape of words, and most of all your wise thoughts, bring me joy. May your life always be filled with joy and music. Big hugs from a big fan.

Bella Sinclair said...

Absolutely! Sing it loud and strong. I love it when you sing! Whether it's with that gorgeous voice of yours or your marvelous, colorful characters, you make my heart sing, too. You lift me up, Miss V. Honestly and truly. Love you!!!! Squeeeeeeeeeeze!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Love to you Carin and Bella! You ladies are the very best part of life! Love you to life!

Shell said...

Music is truly a balm to the soul. Sending you much love, Vanessa.

Tara Sullivan said...

Sigh...you are always such a reassuring and generous soul. You give us all a soft place to land. Thank you and happiest, hope-filled holidays to you and yours!!