Since practicing mindfulness I've started to paint. This is my first attempt at painting outdoors. I completed it in the studio. I struggled a lot with this painting and when I finished I felt disappointed with it and "put it away". After a wonderful loving-kindness meditation tonight I pulled it out and looked at it less critically. I like the shadows on the barn and reflection in the pond. The lens through which we choose to see the world is so powerful. Tonight I choose to see it with love and self-acceptance and it feels great!