Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.

Thich Nhat Hanh

I’m back with my series Life: From A to Z, and I’m on the letter “G” today. I’ve decided that I don’t want to make a habit of being too wordy on these posts—not unless I have something riveting or profound to say, that is.

I thought of the word grounded because I find myself blogging “hastily” at times—rushing to get something finished and published, even if I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about my thoughts and what I want to say.

I think of grounded as being the opposite of that—taking your time and really contemplating something before you jump in. Being present, and making sure that you know what you want to do, and how to do it. I think it’s kind of like balance, in a sense.

That being said, I’m going to really think things over as I move through the rest of the alphabet. For the word grounded, I mainly wanted to do an illustration. My dancer is kissing the Earth with her feet, as Thich Nhat Hanh would say. She is moving with grace and maintaining balance with ease. And, best of all, she is so grounded that the Earth is reaching up to meet her.

I hope you enjoy! Peace & Love to you…

Thank you for reading and I’ll see you in a few days for the letter “H.”


  1. I love your artwork depicting grounded. The dancer definitely displays being grounded and balanced. She IS completely present. And appears peaceful!

    I do my best to say β€œno” to rushing as well 😘

    Nicely done Janet β£οΈπŸ€—

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  2. Grounded, what a wonderful status to live and breath in! I’m still working on that one–I’m grounded in the Lord, faith-wise…but there’s an untapped MORE that I desire greatly. Surely I’ll get there…sooner or later πŸ™‚ Much love ❀ Zelda

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