i didn't blog yesterday because it was Martin Luther King Day.
i knew a lot of you either had a day off from work or school was out for kids!
i woke up feeling so grateful to such a man who changed the world with his ideas, convictions and his words. He gave his life for his beliefs.
inspires me to ask myself,
"what am i doing with my life, how can i change the world? How am i changing the world around me?"
the new year usually brings out with the old, in with the new.
new goals, things we may want to change, either to let go of or add to our lives.
this year has had a slow start for me.
i've been struggling with what i want to do to change my life for the better.
focusing on the bad or negative drowns me.
this year i will SEEK and acknowledge the good.
my many blessings.
another thing i know.
comparing is a killer.
it sucks the life and motivation out of me.
it is so easy to get sucked in.
facebook, instagram, pintrest other blogs all sorts of social media are ways i can either be inspired by or can be suckers.
like everything, there is good and bad in all things.
even in chocolate.
this year my foccus is going to be working on comparing.
it's a hard one for me.
i am going to embrace where i have been, what i have done and where i want to be in 2014!
one of things that we need to do and it's not easy, is to take a look at the relationships we have with family our friends or even our partners.
re-evealuate, re-foccus and re-commit to.
sometimes even let go. they just aren't working. that's ok.
this year i want to SEEK new friendships and maybe repair or re-focuss on old relationships that need some TLC.
in the Fall i was asked by one of my dearest friends to join an Art Group.
let's just say, i was intimidated as hell. i am not an artist.
meaning, i don't paint or do any kind of fine art.
i am a scrapbooker & paper crafter.
the women in this Art Group were artsy.
at first i was excited that they wanted me to join them.
i went once.
and like i said, i was intimidated.
the women were all so different from each other.
after i came home i felt a bit miss-placed.
not like me.
so the next month i didn't go.
in December they took the month off.
and i got the text for January.
i looked at if for a while.
then i decided, what do i have to loose?
what can i learn from this group of amazing, creative women?
my girlfriend who invited me was going to be out of town and that had me thinking i wouldn't have her by my side.
Grant pushed me to go.
i decided after NOT listening to the negative talk in my head to go.
i had the BEST time.
the women were great, welcoming, generous and kind.
we made woolen valentines.
i am still working on mine and will share it with you when i'm done!
sometimes we have to go out of our comfort zone to SEEK the good.
i was grateful to a husband who pushed me to go.
i am grateful i listened to my heart and went.
another thing i want to do more of.
listen to my heart.
the still small voice that is in me.
it's not always easy but in the end worth it.
this week i am working on Spark your Love and Home.
loving the creative process.
last night i sat an hand cut letters for a banner i am creating.
the glitter paper i used was so thick that neither my Cameo or Cricut could cut it.
it's that delicious.
in LOVE with the outcome.
there are few things in this life that make me incredibly happy.
glitter is one of them!
lots and lots of glitter everywhere.
now i'm off to gather a few more things for my Spark your LOVE and HOME workshop...
you can still sign up for the $19.99 Early Bird Price!!
also LOVE LOVE LOVE my last Valentine Workshop is 1/2 off if you didn't take it!
SEEK the good!