Happy New Year
I hope all of your creative dreams come true in 2015!!
This Facebook quote really got me as I observed people hide their illnesses,
frustrations and worry behind twinkling lights, laughter and wonderful food this season!
There will be many changes this year as people wrestle their demons, frustrations, grief and illness. Equally there will be wonderful changes too with newness, hope, and joy! I will find snippets of gratitude in every moment I can. So begins my Gratitude Art Journal!
|Last day of 2014 taken by Cupcake through the car window|
Even the following photo of the last day of 2014 doesn't tell the story that
Cupcake missed a wonderful New Years bash with a
complimentary hotel room over on the island because she was so sick!
Everything can look so perfect in photos but behind those lovely images are family stories of suffering and worry! I agree it's important to grow the positive and dream big dreams. However we can't dismiss the pain that may be bubbling below the surface or mistakenly envy those we feel seem to have it all!!
Photos are just that, they capture a lovely moment. A momentary pain killer! Like pennies we should gather together those moments into a bigger sum to cherish and carry us through the tough times! Focusing on the goodness begets goodness, but it doesn't ward off grief or suffering...it just quells those disruptions briefly.
This has been a difficult year for so many I have watched as some bloggers have lost their heart and inspiration through grief, and others have been propelled to amp up their creativity as a road to healing and comfort! We are so fortunate to have an avenue to express those deep seeded feelings whether with words or colour! Some use their athletic ability, or culinary skills. Others use music, charity, and reading to find solace! I am lucky to have all that I need to cope within, some are not so fortunate.
Next week I'll share my word of the year and my process for
How are you feeling going into the New Year? Do you feel hopeful?
Here is a hilarious video that happened recently on our local News Cast. The Newscaster grew up just down the street from Beardo and hung with his older brothers! Cupcake laughed so hard at the live cast she awoke Beardo...you could say their 2014 went out with a bit of a bang! I suspect this WILL go viral!