Hello, just a little post tonight. My mind is in a very hazy place at the moment and for once I’m wondering what to write here tonight. This could take me 3 hours as I’m not sure where this post is going to go. At the start of the day I was all geared up to write a fabulous post and now after some things this arvo I’ve lost my thoughts. Anyway enough of the negative stuff, maybe I should use this space to lift my spirits. So what makes me smile (o:
Flowers always lift my spirits and pop a smile on my face. Last week while I was feeling unwell I treated myself to some beautiful white flowers after my trip to the doctors. Don’t ask me their names, I am hopeless. I always make a point of asking the florist, but I always forget by the time I get home. I must start writing them down or looking them up.
I always look for something new, something with beautiful form and interesting detail so I have something new to draw. Flowers and flora are a fantastic source of inspiration for me as well as making me feel happy.
I have had so much on my mind this month from work, to friends, to art, to home life, to the ever nearing end of year, that it’s hard sometimes to maintain my focus and remember everything as well. I found myself a couple of times thinking oh I just want to relax for a week and put my feet up and take some time to refresh and replenish. Drawing each and every day is a wonderful form of relaxation for me and always makes me smile on the inside. It makes me feel good and it’s also very meditative I find. Well my IT people have finally gotten their butts in to gear and are sorting out my email issues. They told me today that the whole team are now onto it and that the problem is with their end. So I should have my email back to normal by tomorrow and then I can get my Etsy shop open sometime on Wednesday. Woohoo now this makes me smile. I love to cook and bake and this always pops a smile on my face. The flavours, colours, textures, smells, it really tickles every little sensory part of our bodies and it’s something else I can share with others and sometimes do with others. My little boys now love getting in the kitchen with me and preparing something yummy to eat and share.
These lil munchkins of mine also definitely make me smile the bigest, widest, happiest of smiles. It doesn’t seem to matter what mischief they get up to, their love and laughter and little personalities always make my heart sing.
One more important thing for me is doing for others and thinking of others. This really warms my heart and always pops a happy smile on my face because I know I’ve done the same for another. My beautiful husband Michael often says I go out of my way too often for others, but I don’t mind, I love to do this and it makes me feel great and I would not be happy any other way. Having consideration and respecting people is so important in life but to go the step further and do for others when it’s not asked of you is such a beautiful gesture. The little things in life are so special and small gestures can make such a difference.
Well I might leave it there for now, I’ll be back here midweek I’m predicting with some fabulous, uplifting news that’s sure to put a smile on my face and hopefully yours too.