Hello hello! Grace here.
I hope you’re well. How are you? No, but actually… how are you?
It’s one day at a time over here. Not for any particular reason… but the world opening up again is quite the shift for many of us, isn’t it?
Each day brings its own set of challenges and highlights. I’m trying to remind myself to just go with the flow of it all. Not get rocked or thrown off by the small and unimportant things. Just get through the ‘to-do list’ of things that need sorting that day, but also try to be present and enjoy the day for what it is, regardless of what comes my way.
Because we just don’t know what tomorrow will bring. And we can’t get back yesterday…
^^^ That, but for your mental and emotional wellbeing. Some people meditate, some exercise, some craft or do other hobbies that help slow the mind. But it’s all creating a sense of balance in the end. So that when something bad does happen (which is inevitable) you’re better mentally and emotionally equipped to not fly off the handle, or react in a way that causes further damage. Because you’re actively practicing slowing your racing mind and reactions, building good/calmer habits.
Some people are better at that than others. I’m not so natural at the not freaking out part, so it’s something that I work on.
I think that’s why so many of us craft. To slow down and get present, find our feet and get grounded. If we slow down, and practice the art of slowing down regularly, we’re less likely to react quickly or irrationally to things that come our way. Makes sense to me!
I’ve not been doing enough of this lately, and can feel my reactions becoming more heightened. If you can feel that yourself too, what could you do to slow yourself down? To rebalance yourself?
Perhaps gardening does it for you. Or going for walks *ahem* Mum). Or reading. Or perhaps getting with your hands and creating beautiful cards gives you some sort of Clarity? See what I did there?! 😉
Whatever it is, reach for it. As the world starts to reopen, let’s not forget what kept us sane thus far, and before it all started. Reach for the things that keep you grounded, balanced and happy.
I found some stunning cards this week (shocker!) that I’d love to share with you…
What an exceptional collection of work! Well, not ‘work’. ART! What an exceptional collection of art. I’m sure we’re all impressed by the variety and range too. I had to add Miss Gracie to the group as well, look at her brilliant SHAC SHACK drawing, of the House That Barb Built. Not to mention her glowing face. I hope we can all feel as proud of ourselves and what we create, as beautiful Gracie.
Lotsa love, Grace xo
Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft and Well-Being.