No matter what your position in life at the moment, if you are sitting in front of a computer and can read this, you have it better than so many others on earth. I know that I do.
This is something I have to daily remind myself of in order NOT to feel sorry for myself. I can (and often do) get a case of the pity-party/wah-wah-poor-pitiful-me’s if I allow it. I whine about the pains and exhaustion, the meds and chronic illness stuff, I worry endlessly about finances and have no idea how we’ll afford the new, expensive meds I am supposed to start next week but more than all of that, the truth is that I really DO have a good life.
I need to focus on the good and not let the not-so-good get to me and there is no better time than the present to start!
March is a fabulous time to begin this journey. Why, you might be asking?
Well, my precious grandboy, Noah, came into life in March…I married the love of my life and soulmate, Richie, in March…our much loved son-in-law celebrated his 22nd birthday today….AND, here’s a biggie:
THIS IS MY 100th BLOG POST!
So, to celebrate those wonderful events and to get my focus on giving instead of whining, I’ve decided to take part in 29 Days of Giving.
It is obvious that I am not a rich woman so the gifts I will be giving will not be BIG but they will each be from the heart. I will start my 29 days of Giving on April 1st but to be a part you have to do a couple of things for me (just to make it easier):
- Comment on THIS blog post and tell me that you want to be included in the giveaways.
- Send me an email to craft4therapy (at) gmail (dot) com with your nickname your comment is from, your real name and address, and try to include your favorite art/craft forms (so if your name is pulled, I can gear your gift to your likes/wishes.)
That’s all there is to it. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if you told your friends and readers about it but that’s certainly not a must. Truth is, I would really like to see my friends and loyal readers/commenters to be the recipients but I am always happy to make new friends, too.
I do want to take a second to thank you all for being loyal readers and for sticking with me when I have those days I just can’t seem to put on the happy face…for giving me support as my art has changed and grown and making me feel that I’m actually doing okay (even when I think it’s crappy lol)…for encouraging me to pursue my dream of giving an Art Journal class (which is still set to start but will have to wait until April due to availability of the site that I’m giving the workshop at)…and generally just for being my friends.
Thank you for making me want to stick around for 100 posts so far…and here’s to many more to come.