Good Things...Good Life

Many argue that to label something or an event “good” or “bad” limits the possibilities of the spirit for growth, for learning. The older I get, the more I believe this is a large truth, that if only we can accept, we can grow exponentially rather than clinging to our old convenient truths no matter how harmful they may be to our spirits.

As my friends here know, the challenge of losing my “day” job has been challenging financially as well as physically. My first journal writing about this process was one of fear and anger and loss. Those feelings are natural and yet, had I chosen to cling to them, they would do me more harm than the actual event of being fired. I wish I could say that this current mindset is all about my large faith. I won’t deny that faith is playing a part in my current viewpoint, but spite plays its part too. I say “spite” because I’m stubborn enough that is someone (like a bishop or former employer) tells me I can’t do something, then I plow right on and show them wrong.

To leave things at this point however would hide the larger truth that the interconnectedness of people in my community and then here in this artistic community, this is the factor that puts legs on belief. As an individual, I can do things on my own, but the larger truth is that it is through community that we thrive. How can I give thanks enough to Hilary Dougill who has given me herbal remedies that are making a huge difference in my physical well-being as I free myself from the pharmaceutical nightmare of my past? My friends on opensalon.com keep me on the ball and encouraged my non-fiction writing.

Then, I get on redbubble to write a thank you note to another of my redbubble friends and see that my work Mother and Son are featured in the Mature Woman group and life gets better every breath. Not easier mind you, better is not always easier, but real life, life that speaks to the soul is always worth it. Thank you for who you are. I treasure you all!

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