Saturday Night Sketch

Saturday Night Sketch
Saturday Night Sketch

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Purple Tulips in Glass Vase

I was fortunate to find this poem, its definitely a keeper!!
Purple Tulips in Glass Vase

  Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them



  1. What beautiful light ! Great work. Bravo Azra

  2. This is soooo pretty, Azra. Love the golds, purples and greens, and the light is wonderful. One of my favorites...

  3. The poem and your tulips are a gift to your readers, thank you!

  4. Lovely colors in these tulips, great painting, and the poem has very wise words remember!

  5. Wow, that is one to ponder over and reflect on. And your tulips are a lovely shade of purple.

  6. Hi Azra:) Not so long ago I had purple tulips myself and yours are just as beautiful! Great painted with a lot of freedom. The colors of the background are beautifully, very warm and the vase is beautiful too. Again a very beautiful painting.The poem is also very beautiful. Unfortunately not always the reality :( Big hugs!xxx


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