If you wake to find yourself good luck.

If life never seems to change, you probably slept through the feature.

If you find yourself in life’s passions, hold on and reach for the stars.

If you discover life’s journey, pray and ask for God’s guidance.

If life becomes a production, develop a character.

If life in this world ends to soon, relax as there’s still eternity.

If life is your oyster, drink in the spirit of celebration.

If life is your purpose, make sure you carry forward with the journey.

If life takes forever, enjoy the ride.

If life is a celebration, invite those who have no life to ride along.

If life is a gift, thank God for each and every moment.

If life is just life, stop speaking and listen to that small voice inside that teaches wisdom,

For wisdom is the understanding which Gods love brings to one’s heart and the gift of life that lights each soul.

Now is the moment to build one’s life before time passes and the world builds life for you.

Johnny Johnston
An artist/writer as well as graduate of the University of South Carolina with degrees in journalism/20th Century American Literature, and retired senior executive of several international hotel/resort corporations, Johnny is the product of the south having been raised in the ever-changing transient lifestyle of a Carolina coastal resort. A point where he discovered, within his 300-year-old heritage and the world's dramatic social/cultural shifts during the late '60s to early 80’s an ambitious hunger and overwhelming curiosity to touch, see and become a participant in the virtually unlimited possibilities offered to those who wish for and seek life experiences. A journey which when hearing its details initially makes one a bit skeptical, questioning its validity as it is hard to imagine that incidents such as these may have crossed one man’s lifetime. This is the fodder required to step into zones exposing one's personal inner self, which many of his paintings and the words he writes do, openly. An ability to see and hear the tragic, beautiful, accomplished, exciting journey in a life free of inhibitions allowing others the opportunity to live vicariously and become, through his works, a part of its future. His larger works which have been featured in several Colorado and Fredericksburg Texas galleries and resorts have produced a number of collectors and fans. However, over the years, his paintings are mostly viewed by friends, enthusiastic new artist encountered on the streets or a small number of acquaintances he meets when dining in local cafés with his wife.


    • Thank you my friend. The story about when and why I wrote this is as interesting as the words themselves. These words were written to my daughter Maddie when driving back from a very tough court hearing regarding my divorce. It was a very emotional 7.5 hours in the car by myself driving through the mountains and I didn’t speak to her or see her again for another 2+ years after that day.



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