“Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.”Mother Theresa
This quote struck a note with me at a time that an illness had taken over my ability to do anything particular ‘great’ with my life. I was struggling with doing even the boring day to day bits of life. At first it angered me. I wanted to rebel at the notion of not being able to do something great. I wanted to still believe that I could one day find my illness diminishing and recover enough to put it all behind me and then climb a mountain, change legislation, and contribute something fantastic to world literature…these were the ‘great things’ that fuelled my imagination.
Planting my head into the life I could or should be living instead of being ill was making the being part unbearable.
My imagination and will power alone could not shake off the bonds of my body.
And so this quote became a way to save my sanity. I had to reason with myself that I might never achieve these dreams. And if I could not I might become consumed by bitterness. No! I would not let illness turn me into someone who hated life. So the choice between living life embittered, or letting go of an imagined future, became an easy one. It felt almost practical in fact.
It made sense.
What also made sense was for me to re look at my blog. Things on my site had pretty much lapsed. Apologies, as blogging is definitely one of the small things I do love, and with Spring coming (or has it arrived? April is a tricky month in Britain) what better time to embrace a new beginning!
So here’s to the future on my blog, re focused around a new wisdom.
Still me, but with a fresh perspective.
Strength may be found in the courage to feel emotions that seem unbearable and learning that they can pass… #mentalheatlth #internationalwomensday #hope
Woo hoo! Nothing better than looking forward to seeing someone you love you haven’t seen in ages! xxx
Can not quite believe that it is September. I always love this month as it reminds me of starting a new phase! Hope everyone is enjoying the new month too! xxx
Enjoying some of the last days of August lying on the grass feeling the sun warming my skin. Bliss xxx
You know the kind of dancing you get to do when no one else is watching…??
Sitting down to draw with the sun coming in through the window. Have a great Sunday everyone xxx
Lots of drawing and sketching this week. The little figure in the middle is a caricature of my mum who has shared so much of her own inspiration with me, and certainly inspires me in return! (Thanks mum!) x
This week I have loved having a blooming good cry! Or rather, to be more accurate, what I loved was the transformation as tears are shed. When the body and heart are lighter, refreshed and ready to go on.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone xxx
Inspired by a recent exchange between my Dad and I, this week’s post happily coincides with Father’s Day.
I am still quietly wondering if, when you give someone a book as a present, you are actually asking them to read it…. x
Sitting down with a new idea and starting to bring a narrative to life. xxx
Having some fun with shapes and colours. x
A friend of mine, and an incredibly talented musician, has run some meditation webinars which allow listeners to meditate while she plays. Not really knowing what to expect and having never meditated with live music before I was amazed at how affected I was by the 5minute session. This has been the experience which I have loved this week.
So a big ‘thank you’ to Ayanna and if you want to check out her music and what she is up to here is a link to her website:
Have a great Sunday and rest of the week everyone xxx