|The original acrylic|
Sometimes things go wrong, very wrong. Often there is nothing we can do but hold our breath and wait for it all to play out. During which time there may be pain, loads of pain, either physically, fiscally, or emotionally. Somehow, with friends and family support, a small switch in perspective I`ve been able to change things up to make life a little more comfortable. For me finding gratitude in the smallest things helps take my mind off the larger issues at hand.
|Digital color edit|
A few days later two of my friends showed up at the door. Garden gloves and cinnamon buns in hand prepared to weed! Instead I threw on the coffee and refused to let them weed. I needed my friends for comfort, a few laughs, to feel normalcy in a world out of control. As I write this, tears stream my face at the importance of that pivotal day which will be embedded with gratitude in my heart forever!
In those hours of darkness my dear friends picked up my shattered heart off the ground, pieced it together, kissing it with their friendship. My complaints were never about the weeds. In fact a few days before they arrived I opened the door to see a vibrant yellow dandelion bloom. Despite the nemesis to my garden, it was beautiful, alive and growing. Unlike my poor mother, who was way too young, suffering cancer on her death bed.
|Digital collage of my original|
|Digital collage with re-sized trees all|
done in microsoft paint program
A few adjustments in perspective, a heart full of gratitude and I could find happiness in a giggle with friends, a burst of color in a store front, a good memory, a card game with my daughter, the smell of coffeebrewing, and a delicious meal! Because no matter where I looked, no matter how bad I felt I always knew it could be worse so I should appreciate what is!
|Color edits done at photobucket|
It's not every year I feel the spirit of the season! How about you do you have the spirit this year?