it's important to stop and find love and happiness
"Love Sprinkler" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
Want a fine-art reproduction print of this cartoon? Shop HERE
Actually, I did a cartoon just like this but with a boy. It's been very popular. You can get prints of that one HERE
. But someone contacted me commissioned me to do one with a girl. So, here it is! She bought the original but you can buy a print of it.
It's been an intensive few months for me. There's my contentious blog post
that continues to invite both praise and persecution. There's my personal commitment to draw a new cartoon every day. There's my personal endeavor to write for my blog every day. There's facilitating my online community The Lasting Supper
. There's my desire to work on art like this
every day. There's the new book I'm writing, "Questions are the Answer". There's tons of snow I constantly seem to be moving. Then there's just life, like eating and sleeping.
Lisa and I talk about how overwhelming life can get. So we're trying to figure out ways to just lighten up. Take breaks! Enjoy life! Go out to a decent restaurant. Go on a road trip. Go on vacation. Get out with friends. Go to the shore. Take a walk. Make love. Share a good bottle of wine. Watch a movie. Hang out with our amazing kids.
No matter how serious and important the projects we are involved in are, we have to take care of ourselves lest we become morbid, sad, exhausted, lonely, grumpy and resentful people who no longer enjoy the life we're trying to enrich for ourselves and others. We can become so burdened with the intensity of our missions that we become as enslaved as those we're trying to free.
I've discovered something like a miracle: when I am forced (like by Lisa) or force myself to take a break and find love and happiness, my important projects are still there waiting for me when I get back! Amazing!
So, what can you do to lighten up? What happy love sprinkler you can leap through today?