Hello hello! Grace here.
I hope you’re having a peaceful week. One day at a time over here. And there I’m sure, wherever you are. This is probably the first time (in my lifetime anyway) where ALL of us are going through it together, no matter where we are. The world is a mess eh? But even more reason to continue to hunker down, stay inside and DO OUR PART.
So many people in the world seem to think they’re an exception to that rule. But they’re not. They may not see the damage they’re doing yet, but that’s a them problem. I think as a Clarity collective, we should all feel proud of ourselves that we are staying indoors where we can, social distancing and following the ‘rules’. We’re not adding to the trauma that our poor frontline workers are having to endure. We’re not adding to the staggering death toll. And so I hope we’re all at least sleeping well with that… feeling some pride in ourselves and the choices we make. And crafting with purpose! And what a purpose!! Crafting to… save lives. Pretty good if you ask me.
I don’t know about you but I really love feeling good about myself. When I do something wrong, it makes me more anxious than ANYTHING. Do you know what I mean? I hate that feeling. So today I’m encouraging us to feel proud and happy with ourselves. This isn’t the sort of situation where you get a reward for your good behavior. In fact, many of us are sitting back watching other people go on holiday and to parties, without any backlash or repercussions (in many instances)… and that’s frustrating. BUT that’s what we’re choosing to focus on. We do get a reward. We get to feel truly GOOD about ourselves. And know that we’re doing our part to help the world and our fellow human beings. We are saving lives… even when it doesn’t feel like that when you’re stuck in the same living room for months on end. It’s all about choices, and the choices we make determine what kind of person we are. I know which group I’d rather be a part of. How about you?
If you’re feeling a bit rudderless, just remind yourself that you are doing exactly what you’ve been asked to do. Give yourself a pat on the back. Feel Güd about being a decent person.
Be Güd, Do Güd, Feel Güd.
There were sooo many stunning cards shared online this week, so choosing was particularly hard. But I think you’ll agree with me that these beautiful cards certainly deserve to be showcased again!
Thank you for joining us every week in our attempt to Stay Home And Craft. And for making the artwork so extra special. It really is crafting with a purpose now <3
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! We have a big week ahead 🙂
Lotsa love, Grace xo
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