Saturday, October 06, 2012

A Saturday Morning "Hope Note"

     I guess I feel like I have to have something monumental and incredibly spiritual to say in order to come here to write. I was inspired by this post from my dear friend from afar, Sherry, who has the ability to convey the most soothing message in a paragraph or two.
     This Saturday morning, as she prepares for Thanksgiving in Canada, I am here, blogging from bed, noticing the tinge of color on the leaves of a neighboring tree...lucky enough to have a room witha view from this old iron bed.
     The sounds of Saturday morning fill the air...cartoons mixed with something frying in the kitchen...oh and then something glass falling heavily to the floor in the living room...I'm afraid to look....
I'm thinking about the orders to finish, which bills to pay and how I will loose this extra weight...
the cat wants to get in, mewing at the window and my mind fills up like a stopped up sink with the faucet running full on. I am sliding into overwhelm.
     I guess my morning is not as peaceful as Sherry's, but it is mine nonetheless to do with what I choose. Therein lies the beauty of it. This morning is mine...I am free to choose what to focus on. Lack or abundance. Forgiveness or regret. Worry or peace of mind. My weight or the fact that I am still on this earth, alive and reasonably healthy.
Today, I invite you to focus with me, on the abundances. Let the struggles of life and living slip away for a bit. Take a deep breath with me and focus on your breath. As long as you can hear it, there is hope. Some of you this moment are experiencing loss and sadness, despair and regrets; to-do lists without end. This makes it harder, I know.
But there is light somewhere in the darkness, always.
Though it may not be apparent this moment. Know that there is goodness at work in the world and there is light inside of you...inside of others that seem so lost and so dark.
This is my raw, unedited message today.
As I hear the leaves rustle in the Autumn breeze, I know that there is always change coming. Always hope. Always death and then renewal.
     Today my to do list includes posting these lovely earrings in the shop designed in collaboration with my youngest daughter, which in itself is the embodiment of hope; for private reasons I cannot express here. Just know that I never thought I'd see it.
red, ruby, vintage assemblage, assemblage earrings
vintage assemblage earrings, ruby red


  1. Jennifer, I love that I inspired you -- and I love how you express yourself. Life isn't always smooth is it? Sometimes it's like riding on the back of an alligator -- lumps, bumps and all. Never mind those teeth that can rip you a new one!! Every day is yours to do with as you wish -- and even on the dark days, there's always that bit of light somewhere as you rise up above the overwhelm. Being raw and unedited is a form of expression in a "this is" way that is fresh and freeing...being able to speak those things that can overwhelm.

    Sending you armfuls of love and wishing you and your youngest daughter much success with your project...those days we never though we'd see? When they arrive they are a whole different kind of overwhelm! ♥

    1. I love that...a whole different kind of overwhelm...

  2. you always have something monumentally lovely to write.

  3. Oh my...I recently had a day just like this...and I found this quote to post...

    "For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin~real life, but there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one." (Souza)

    Glad I found you via Kelly Rae...keep at it...and your jewelry is lovely...

  4. thank you for the inspiration............


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