Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Feeling lighter

You lifted my spirits!

I hope the love lightened your load as well.

Once again, you blogging sisters showed up at the storm, and welcomed me inside your safe haven for shelter. I am a lucky girl, to know all of you, and that you care so much. The comments that were left were so heart felt. I could feel the optimism, hopefulness, pain and worry, but especially love.
photo courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

Your advice and suggestions were wonderful.
My mind knows that these hard times my loved ones are experiencing are temporary...it's my heart that tries to hold on to hurt and worry. I'm working on getting into the 'mind over matter' stage. And like WH (fyi that is wonderful husband) says, break problems down into smaller pieces, then deal with what you can, affect what you can.

I'm feeling great after a good girl's weekend with my dear friend Diana Frey. Our shopping was rained out, so no flea market in Alameda, but food, fun and clothes shopping quickly took it's place. Great medicine for what was ailing me. Forget the weight of the world, put it on hold, for a few hours.

I am so sorry for all the pain you are experiencing too. My wish is that with all the wisdom brought to that post from our sister's comments, you too will find some solitude, and the right words to help you find your way out of a storm going on in your life. A few suggested praying, and that is great advice too. Whatever means we have to use to find peace, continue to create, for our sanity, and the happiness it brings to others, we will find it.

I strapping on my creative mojo today, I feel it waiting in the hallway for me. We've been disconnected for a week or so, but I see she wants to tag along today. I'm welcoming her with open arms, a lighter heart, and a smile on my face.

Thank you everyone. Let's create today!
Much love,
Riki

10 comments:

stregata said...

Glad to hear you are in better spirits. Too bad Alameda was no go because of rain. Have a wonderful day and create up a storm.

romantic decay said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!

farmlady said...

When I first met you at Asilomar I felt your vibrant, happiness and passion for making jewelry. Life gets us down sometimes but I know that anyone with your "Joie de la vie" will not be down for long.
Love you, sweetie.

MosaicMagpie said...

Sometimes things are not as rosy as we had hoped. But we can always hope they will be rosier tomorrow.
Debbie

Hopemore Studio said...

Riki, Just had a chance to read yesterdays post and I do believe there is a collective 'holding of the breath'. It can stifle our happiness and our creativity. Keep the spark, while you may feel there is guilt associated with that what you may not realize is others look for, or rely on, your spark to get them through.

I believe this:
You being sad will not help others become happy, you being happy may inspire others to be happy.

Take care,
Angie

slommler said...

Breaking things down to little pieces is good advice. That way it won't seem so overwhelming. And will allow creativity to flow as well. And for most of us; that is so important.
Enjoy your creative day. I sure am!
Hugs
SueAnn

Beatnheart said...

Inspiration comes when least expected and the creative process also rears up in the quiet moments when you thought nothing was going on. But one gathers and searches and hopes to find some kind of meaning in it all...Be still...and wait..and it will come when you least expect it.

Suz said...

Oh, Riki,
I so appreciated your kind words! What would we all do without our sisters?
Fondly,
Suz

diane cook said...

Much love to you my dear friend....sounds like you and Diana had a great girl's time together~great medicine indeed =)

Debby said...

Glad you are feeling better. Sounds like a fun weekend.
Debby