Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A little pick me up!

Sometimes life can be hard.  We've all experienced this right?!  Well my family is going through a bit of a rough patch right now, a bump in the road if you will.  I try to be an optimist, (or realist if you prefer) and figure that in one way or another everything will work out.  But there are moments that it is hard to see that through all the muck in front of you, know what I mean?  I was having that day a few days ago and I had mentioned something on facebook and my friend Jackie said to me, "I am so sorry, Katie.  You know we can completely relate....It's so hard.  But there will be good...it just will take time or creativity or both to see it all!  Hugs!" 

Well of course Jackie's wisdom was/is right on both figuratively and litteraly!   I may not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel right now, but I know it is there and things will work out...and I truely do believe this.  But that isn't all, what I needed was a little "creativity" and it was the perfect pick me up!  Now this may not have been exactly what Jackie meant, and it may not have solved all my problems, but I can tell you that it certainly made me feel better!  That is what I love so much about papercrafting, it is a perfect escape!  When I get to craft I get to put some of those other troubles behind me.  Sometimes for an hour or two or maybe just 15 minutes, but getting out of my head is golden!  Even better is that I made Christmas Cards, which happens to be my very favorite holiday!  

Who knows if we'll be able to afford gifts for the entire family this year, but meanwhile, I have all these papercrafting supplies on hand and I can make gifts.  I imagine these one of a kind, hand made gifts will be truely meaningfull, especially in these circumstances.  So, I remind myself (and you) these three life lessons: 1.  everything will work out for the best  2. creativity heals and 3.the holidays are about being together and when giving gifts it is the thought behind the gift that is truely meaningful.

Hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes, because you are such an example to us all! I feel your optimism, and we truly need that at one time or another in our lives. I believe you shared with all of us something we can do to lift our spirits - do something, anything we love! Like you said, even if it's just for a short time, we can escape the negative and lift ourselves up.

These cards are wonderful, and I especially like the tree. I've never seen that technique before and now I want to make one, too! I love it!

Thank you for sharing with all of us!

Your friend,

Glenda said...

Sorry to hear you are going through a rough time - I can relate (been out of work since the beginning of Feb). Hope things improve - crafting definitely helps and I hope you have friends and/or family to lean on too. I've been trying to be grateful for little things and that seems to help.

You're cards are fabulous! The tree one is absolutely brilliant! Great work.