Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lessons from Lucy: Practice Helps Fill the Basket

On Easter Sunday afternoon, our family gathered at Mamma's house for dinner and a small egg hunt. There were just Lucy and small Ben to look for the bright shapes among their great- grandmother's flowers.

They each had a basket and helping hands to guide them, but Lucy filled her basket quickly while Ben looked confused.

Painters are like that. One grabs a inspiration and quickly fills the canvas or paper with glorious colors. Another stands around and cleans his brushes, draws ideas, or sorts photos.

What makes the difference? Maybe a little preparation.

Sh-h-h-h! We didn't tell anyone, but Lucy had practiced a week earlier.

She was prepared to fill her basket.

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