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Monday, March 13, 2017

Yes, We Can!

I enjoyed sketching and swimming. I made 2 kms recently. 1 km is not hard today. Teenagers asked me, "Is that training?", as only me kept on lap swimming in an ocean pool. "No. It's rehab. I have a disability," I replied from the water. "Awesome!" "I can't do it!" young guys said. Like their say, at first, I thought I would never make it. But I changed my thoughts to "Yes, I can." I simply wanted to swim and made it happen. It took years to come to this level. On my own pace, I will go on. 

Waves were very beautiful and big. They had sands that turned to a lovely yellow ocher in green or cool mint blue. Yes, in the morning, waves show a "cool mint" colour. It was fun to have a chat with children and adults who came to me. A warm communication and human interaction was a bliss and a wonderful bonus in creating art work. 
I saw my dear friend at the pool. He has had two embraces on the legs and kept swimming for rehab. Oh..., if I were him, I might have felt life was too tough. But he was upbeat. His guts and a positive attitude have encouraged me. He says that I AM the very positive person. (thank you for cheers!). Our mutual support and a good friendship is another bonus from an ocean. Oh, his little child has grown, which impressed me so much. "Taller than a mum," he said. "Aw, I've got old!" I said, laughing. "You look better!" the friend said a compliment. We, three had a nice catch up. 
If I stopped swimming, soon a gait got worse and I would never walk again. It's very simple though, this magic word, "Yes, we can!" is nice and worth trying it. As long as I tried something at least once, I could give it up. So, I like, "Give it a go!" Once, my neighbour and an old couple said to me, "Sadami, you have nothing to lose, (even if I cannot make it)." An old husband encouraged me so much. Yeah, his say was true. I wondered why and what I had been worried about so much. Then, I told myself, "Nothing to lose!" I always send you my best cheers, Friends. 
Happy Painting and let's enjoy challenging! 














     
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14 comments:

  1. Lovely post Sadami. Yes, I agree, a positive can-do attitude is best. Even when it doesn't turn out the way expected or hoped we still learn something; we learn what doesn't work. No one ever really fails.
    Blessings!
    Carol

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    1. Yes, indeed, kind Carol! "Nevertheless, she tries," I'd say. I will keep trying and fully enjoy this tiny given life on the earth. Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. The phrase "Nevertheless, she persisted" has been making the rounds based on a Kentucky senator's trying to smack down Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor - I see it on tee shirts and women are even getting tattoos saying this. I think it applies to you every day, Sadami!!! Perhaps you should get a tattoo? ha ha

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    1. Wow, Rhonda, what a wonderful phrase you've passed on to me! I love it. I'd say, "Nevertheless, I persist," onward. Yes, my sentence has a present tense and focuses on now and future. *Not a tatoo, but I want to get that T shirt, btw! Cheers, Sadami

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  3. ♥ Thank you for sharing so many positive thoughts ♥
    Dare and share, no regrets.

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    1. Oh, sweet Lydie, thank you! I'll remember your message, "Dare, share and no regrets!" That's nice! Cheers, Sadami

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  4. Keep your great positive attitude, Sadami. It gives you strength to do anything. You're definitely an example to me.
    I love your paintings of rough sea and waves!

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    1. Thank you, Blaga. I believe in a positive attitude that makes a huge difference in an individual life. Mentality leads her into a bright future. Btw, come to Sydney. I'll take you to a sea. Let's enjoy swimming and sketching! Cheers, Sadami

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  5. You are a wonderful and inspirational person, dear Sadami! Staying positive and taking one small step at the time applies to my life too, and it works.... :) I love your sea painting, I can see you swimming in it!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Judy! You, too, are a wonderful and inspirational person who cares for others! Like you said, little by little one goes far. Interesting. A physio told me that I would walk better with an embrace. I simply believed her say and did rehab well. After two years from the device use, I walked again. Then, the physio said, "I expected you would never walk again.... But you made it!!" Ah, Judy, the power of will is great and support, too. Thank you, Judy! Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Great Sadami for going for it and not giving up. You are such a great encouragement to all of us. Your painting of the water is lovely and your shoes made me smile dear friend. Take care and keep on keeping on! Hugs!

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    1. Oh, sweet Debbie, thank you for warm cheers! Yes, I love painting of the moving water in landscape (= Something moving always interests me). The embrace made of metal supports me very well. Before getting it, I broke plastic ones all the time. Fortunately, the dear friend at a beach, too, found the same product at the same time. We encouraged each other and to the present. Thank you, Debbie!! ((Hugs)) Sadami

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  7. Claro que puedes. Siempre has podido, porque tienes una fuerza de voluntad increíble y un ejemplo a seguir para los demás. Poco a poco has ido conquistando tus retos, con un enorme tesón. Y por supuesto no voy a marcharme de este comentario sin decirte que te admiro. También te admiro en tu pintura...
    Estas olas son m a r a v i l l o s a s!!! Qué bien las pintas!! Son en directo? A mi me gustaría pintarlas como los haces tú. Tengo envidia!! No lo consigo!
    Un fuerte abrazo.

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    1. Muchas gracias, amable Joshemari! Voy a mantener la rehabilitación y caminar bien.
      Respecto a las olas de pintura, siempre las bosquejo "en el lugar". Me encanta oír el estrellarse de las olas y un mar cantando y oler un océano. Cada artista tiene diferentes colores. "Encuentre su propio color", es importante, especialmente de las olas.
      Mis mejores deseos, Sadami

      Thank you very much, kind Joshemari! I'll keep rehab and walk well.
      Regarding painting waves, I always sketch them "on spot." I love to hear the crashing of waves and a singing sea and to smell an ocean. Each artist has different colour use. "Find your own colour," is important, especially of waves.
      Best wishes, Sadami

      >>>>>>>Joshemari said...
      Of course you can. You have always been able to, because you have an incredible will power and an example to follow for others. Little by little you have been conquering your challenges, with a great tenacity. And of course I will not leave this comment without telling you that I admire you. I also admire you in your painting ...
      These waves are m a r a v i l l s s s !!! How well you paint! Are they live? I would like to paint them as you do. I'm envious!! I do not get it!
      A hug.

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