...I received one gift for Christmas...ONE.
...It was a box filled with hope,
filled with a promise of another clean unused day.
...I received memories of what I went through this past year and received the opportunity to say “thank you” that I am still alive to live another day.
...I received prayers packed in my box, prayers from friends of healing and encouragement to keep going and survive.
...I unpacked love from my friends; I don’t know how it all fit in there!
...I received ‘reminders’ to fill the box in the new coming year with goodness and gratefulness and beauty.
...I will never put my gift away; I will use it every day…..
...This is the best gift I have ever received and I hope yours were just as good!©Sheila Wolk
LEAVE ME SOME WORDS
I bought a little book decades ago and wrote this on the first page and presented it to my Mother on her Birthday.
...I asked her to occasionally write some words of wisdom in it and later when filled to give it back to me on one of my birthdays...WHY?
...so when she is gone (passed away), I could open it and see her writing to me and speak to me, and I would feel her around me.....and so she did.
...It was not totally filled when she passed away, but the pages she did write in (just for me) has been lasting me my lifetime while I am alive. She even glued in a few of her favorite photo's inside
I have thousands of books here in my Library and love them all...but this little book is my fave
“LEAVE ME SOME WORDS”
Enter my page and leave me some words
So my world will be easier to bare
Engrave beauty and love on a page or two
Or a mystic Novella ~ if you dare
I will caress and protect
Your thoughts in my land
For I know they were born
From your heart, through your hand
Your dreams and your journeys
Whether lived or pretend
Are immortalized on my page
By your pen-©Sheila Wolk
I was named Sport Artist of the Year in 1987. American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) gave this auspicious award to my soft-edged pastel paintings of the hard action sports .