Circle of Friends, International Welcomes Guest Writer Karen Pableta Wade who reminds us that there is magic at our fingertips and we have the option to paint our lives in soulful, vibrant and inspiring colors!
Karen Pableta Wade
SHE PAINTS HER OWN CANVAS
Awakened by the rising sun,
Mother Nature painting Her canvas
She reluctantly awakens, not knowing what the day will bring.
There is not enough paint in her can, but determined,
she arms herself with the tools she has and she begins to paint;
realizing that she has the power to paint her day, on her blank canvas.
She paints power.
She paints resilience.
She paints faith.
She paints, and as she does, her can becomes full;
full of bright colors,
Joy, peace, love, strength.
She paints butterflies.
She paints the beautiful rain
which soothes and calms her.
She claims the day;
and with joy she steps boldly,
knowing that like *Zarephath
who used her last food supply when asked by Elijah,
that her paint bucket will always be full,
as long as she trusts and believes.
Note for the Reader: Reference
*The story of Elijah and the widow Zarephath. 1Kings 17:1-124 ESV