When I first met Ruth Mayer - I was taking my son to get school clothes at the South Coast Plaza, a huge mall in Southern California. From the top of an escalator overlooking a full carousel with the horses and all, as the center piece of the mall, I saw below at the bottom of the escalator a huge canvas on an easel with this great flaming pile of red hair sitting behind it painting - being an artist, I always have top stop to see another artist work . . .
On this occasion, not only was I moved, I was awestruck to core core - when I approached this canvas, and the lady painting it, the work was stunning, magnificent . . . I have never seen such detail, accuracy, and incredible color, reflective light, everything . . . The work was greatness - I was humbled. (the owners of the mall bought the original oil for an undisclosed sum). I struck up a brief conversation with this very pleasant lady, wholly unaware what the future would eventually unfold between us - in a couple of years time, Ruth Mayer would be my wife . . . How that occurred to a confirmed bachelor sworn to never marry again, is another story . . .
I am honored to introduce and represent the awesome art of my wife Ruth Mayer - she is truly among the greatest of artists whose presence have ever graced this planet.
The work of Ruth Mayer, (self published for 45 years) may be viewed in part on her website at www.ruthmayer.com: Ruth Mayer Fine Art Inc.
Maybe God wants us to meet a
few wrong people before meeting the right one so that
when we finally meet the right person, we will know
how to be grateful for that gift.
When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but
often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't
see the one which has been opened for us.
The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a
porch and swing with, never say a word, and then walk away
feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.
It's true that we don't know what we've
got until we lose it, but it's also true
that we don't know what we've been
missing until it arrives.
Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile.
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow
to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.
Always put yourself in others' shoes.
If you feel that it hurts you,
it probably hurts the other person, too.
The happiest of people don't necessarily
have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything that
comes along their way.
When you were born, you were crying and
everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die,
you're the one who is smiling and
everyone around you is crying.
Please send this message to those people who
mean something to you, to those
who have touched your
life in one way or another, to those who make
you smile when you really need it, to those
that make you see the brighter side of things
when you are really down, to those who you want to
let them know that you
appreciate their friendship.
And if you don't, don't worry, nothing bad will
happen to you, but you may just miss out on the
opportunity to brighten someone's day with this.
. . . nice words (that I think you would enjoy) . . . Ruthie
Author unknown - but is being received and passed along as worth sharing . . .
Facts of life:
1 - At least 5 people in this world, love you so much they would die for you.
2 - At least 15 people in this world love you, in some way.
3 - The only reason anyone would ever hate you, is because they want to be just like you.
4 - A smile from you, can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.
5 - Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.
6 - You mean the world to someone.
7 - Without you, someone may not be living.
8 - You are special and unique, in your own way.
9 - Someone that you don't know even exists, loves you.
10 - When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
11 - When you think the world has turned it's back on you, take a look, you most likely turned your back on the world.
12 - When you think you have no chance at getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself, you probably sooner or later will get it.
13 - Always remember complements you received, forget about the rude remarks.
14 - Always tell someone how you feel about them, you will feel much better when they know.
15 - If you have a great friend, take the time to let them know that they are great.
. . . lil red