Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Thursday

What a wonderfu week this has been. I had on CDP artist complete two more dolls, she wrote me saying that the experience is being very cathartic for her. She would be sitting at her machine, pleased with her doll, and then in the next moment, crying, because of the simple "need" for that doll. It can be sad, if we choose to take that look at it. It can also be extremely powerful. The more women are able to find the courage to walk away from their abusive situation, the more inspiration it gives to others.
I also recieved a package from another doll artist, 12 wonderful little dolls. Enclosed was a beautiful Arizona landscape card with thankful words for me.
This project is giving me so much. So much, what? Well, I think words of encouragement. I didn't realize how much encouragement can help. (I didn't think I needed any, and maybe I didn't need them) Just a pleasure to receive, kind of like that front parking spot when you really don't feel like walking, an unexpected gift.
Smiles to everyone,

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beautiful Spring Thursday!

Can you believe it is already MAY! It's hard to fathom that there are only 18 more...eww...maybe 17 more schooldays left in this school year. Incredible.I'm thoroughly loving this years spring, I think my magnolia tree has been blooming for the past 3 weeks, I kid you not. (there are still buds and blossoms on)
We are so much like the springtime too, full of hope of the newness of the life to come throughout the year. I can say that today. I'm optimistic today. I generally am, don't get me wrong I have plenty of pity party days too, although, they have no real justification.
How far I've come in growing, very far. Right now at 46, I can say I'm thrilled to have grown the way I have. Does that mean that I'm grateful for verbal abuse that I have taken in the past, well...I'm grateful that I have learned and grown from it. I don't know who coined the phrase "sticks and stone can break my bones, but words can never hurt me" "but I'm going chime in right now and say he was either the most mentally strong person in the world, or lived in a world of painful denial....cause OUCH!!! Words do hurt. There are no two ways about that. However, there is a choice to be made, we can change that soundtrack any time we want. Can it be difficult? You bet, but we can do it. I know, because I have. Do I still have to do a little "re-grooving" so that that needle doesn't slip back and play that old tune? You bet. It can be done. (Now, I realize that I've dated myself with the "record" analogy...for you youngins' out there, it was how we listened to music, it involved a record, a record player, and often a penny taped to the arm of the needle to keep it from skipping).....(sorry, I digress...but what fun it is!!)
Remember to pat yourself on the back, and while you are doing that, reach around with the other arm and give yourself a hug. You deserve it!
Smiles to All,