Tuesday, 3 January 2017

A new year and that is reason enough to be grateful

My friend, Tina, sent me this and I thought it was such a nice idea. I have extended it slightly as I also am someone who loves her diary. So this year I am going to try and record under the heading "Good Stuff" something to be grateful for every day in my diary. In the jar I am going to place notes of things that are really special and to be so so grateful for. This will, I know, be linked to my family and just saying that, makes me grateful. So anyway... I will try .....

Friday, 29 July 2016

A nice way to remind myself.....

Isn't this a lovely way to remind ourselves to live more peacefully and indeed to live in the moment. I still struggle with this although I am better than I was a couple of years ago. One thing that I find hard nowadays though is coming to terms with getting older. I laugh it off most of the time but in truth it does worry me. I am afraid of dying, even though I have a strong faith. My main fear centres around leaving my family behind but also I am honestly just afraid too of what happens when that day comes. Rather a gloomy post I know but oddly I wasn't even thinking about it until I started to write. So maybe the little picture that led me to writing at all is what I should fill my mind with instead. It inspires me to paint something along those lines. I am midway through a painting of a face which (as often happens) I know reflects my own image but yesterday I had started to surround it with huge flowers. This has resulted in the rather sad face becoming illuminated and the flowers are giving a whole different feel to the picture. I suspect the universe is telling me something, don't you?