It was overall a nice week for me. Was it for you? I got a lot of work done rebranding, designing product, websites – a few pats on the back, happy clients, creative juices flowing – it’s nice to feel CONFIDENT again. As you notice, I keep my business life outside of this blog. For many reasons but mainly because I am still going through a rough time with my illness.
The last 2 1/2 years has really re-shaped my life and although the hard times are behind me (I’m certainly hopeful it doesn’t get worse ;P), I still go into a difficult phase with how Myasthenia Gravis can control my life. (in short, MG is a muscle weakness disease that takes away your control of your muscles.) I am ACCEPTING that things aren’t PERFECT AND THE WAY I WANTED THEM TO BE. Maybe I had a hard reminder that LIFE is just that: NOT PERFECT – it doesn’t matter if there’s an illness, a death of a loved one, abuse, difficult relationship or being personally unsatisfied, depressed. I suppose when we grow up we realize; huh, life is a little harder than we though…. If you’re one of the LUCKY ones that doesn’t have their feet stuck in the mud – GOOD FOR YOU. Know that you’re one of the lucky ones. SHOW GRATITUDE and NOURISH what you have. Show LOVE to the people around you – because when that luck ever runs out – you will have people around you to CARRY YOU… through that mud.
I have learned over time, to appreciate things for what they are, and now I do admit that I take things in – like, REALLY IN – I tune into my breathing, I look at flowers up close, I listen to the sounds around me…. I think it’s important to surround ourselves with BEAUTY everyday. As I was thinking these thoughts…. I created another one of my soon-to-be-launched Etsy store pieces… Do you like? It’s a Magnolia shot with the quote: “be thankful for the beauty around you.”
I will end with those words. Have a Healthy and Happy weekend. (For my Canadian friends, long-weekend)…..
“be thankful for the beauty around you.”
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