Such a small word that has a huge meaning!
Joy is something else I always strive for. I find joy in the simplest of things, whether it’s a pretty creation I’ve made, a piece art I have done, or just spending time doing anything that makes me feel uplifted. Just doing the things that I enjoy, makes me feel good about myself, and it’s something I can’t get enough of, it makes me thrive. Another thing I always say is:
“Out of my misery something beautiful is always created”.
Because it’s often at these times that I am most imaginative.
So, I am going to promise myself that I will make more room in my life so that I have the proper time to follow my heart.
(31st December 2016)
I am pleased to say that in spite of having such bad health over the last couple of years, I have at least continued to be as creative as I can be. After this entry, I began creating a scrapbook full of the inspirational quotes and words, many of which had been previously stuck to my walls as daily visual reminders. It has been a labour of love creating this book, as each page has been hand-decorated in a variety of different ways, making it a beautiful book to pick and browse through. I still have several more pages to do, before this first book is completed, it is not something to be rushed, and If I’m honest I will have many more of these to do. If you would like to see some of these scrapbook pages I have added some photos under my lovely creations tab.
The other positive thing that has happened, is that I have taken up my writing again, something that has been dormant for quite a while. I was inspired to put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, and I haven’t looked back. So much so, it’s what brought about “My kind of beautiful”, and for that I am very thankful.
I have bottled up so much up over the years, not realising just how fundamental it was for me to write my feelings out. It was also the inspiration behind the word art “Joy” that I did, because the word itself is important to me.
It was such an important reawakening for me, to once again have an avenue to channel my thoughts and emotions. It feels like finding an old friend again…
It gives me great joy to see the words I have strung together and the creations I have made on my website and other social media. It is even better knowing that I have the courage to put myself and my truth out there, and that I am touching so many strangers who are responding back.
I don’t feel unheard anymore, and whatever else may still be lacking in my life, at least joy is not one of them.
(updated Weds 13th February 2019)