Friday, January 6, 2012


Recently I was sorting through my old artwork
and found this picture I did long, long ago.
It reminded me of "Charity" and giving throughout the year,
at the holidays, and at the close of the old year.
I feel blessed to live in a comfortable home with my family nearby.
Sometimes I forget to take notice of my blessings and to share.
So this picture was a good reminder to me to do what I can for others.
Yes, I do have something I will be doing soon and I hope this little
drawing is a reminder to you too.
We are often blessed and just need to notice what we notice.
It can be just a little thing.
As a young girl I remember my mom was on occasion given
a basket with fresh baked bread and jam or cookies from a friend.
What a special blessing it was to my mom, my sister, and I.
So for today and going forward I would encourage each of us to remember 
those little blessings and pass them on.


somepinkflowers said...

{{ your art*work is wonderful,
i think }}

Sara said...

That's a sweet little picture. I like the expression on the boy's face and the way the little dog is holding up his paw.

beth said...

charity of any kind makes me feel sooooo incredibly good !!

Angela McRae said...

What a darling drawing! And funny you would post this today, since tomorrow I will blog about my plans for "giving" in the year ahead!

Laurie said...

I love your artwork Marilyn. What a great message for all of us. And, taken to heart.

koralee said...

Yes we must all remember to pass on the blessings...sweet and thoughtful post today my friend. xoxxoxo

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful drawing! You are so talented. Love his sweet little face that reminds us to reach beyond the comforts of our own lives.

La Tea Dah said...

A good reminder to share our blessings with others. . .and a darling picture! Now I know where "T" got his art talents from!

parTea lady said...

I like your sweet drawing and your reminder to share our blessings.

Steph said...

Marilyn, your artistic talents are a gift to us all!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

What a precious little picture, Marilyn. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on little ways we can make other's lives better.

Mary said...

I love this illustration, you should do more as you really have the gift.

Yes, helping others creates something special for oneself too - what a better place the world would be if everyone could do a little something extra for another more needy person.

Love, Mary

Tracy said...

Your sketch/painting is very charming, Marilyn! It has such a sweetness to it, yet a big vibrancy, and tells a story--as art should. ;o) Thank you for always sharing the blessings. ((HUGS))

Jeanie said...

Marilyn, if I could draw like that I would toss my camera away and draw, draw, draw! This is exquisite! I simply adore this image and hope you will share more.