Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Is Your Glass 1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty?

My blogging hasn't had a whole lot to do with stationery lately, but I guess that is because a course of events has taken my mind else where! And although online jounaling isn't the same as the organic feel of pencil (I love pencils) to paper, never the less it is therapuetic and I am able to share it with all who read or follow my blog.

As you may know from reading earlier posts, my dear friend and colleague who is 4 mnths pregnant was diagnosed with breast cancer. Another dear friend of mine was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and the list goes on! I am 37 years old and feel that I am too young to know so many people with cancer. I was always under the misconception that cancer is what you got when you were older. That not being the case, I felt like I wanted to crawl under a rock until the world righted itself again. Not just because of every time I turned around someone I knew was being diagnosed, but because every time I turn on the news another innocent child is being abducted or goes missing. Because I don't feel safe letting my children play out front without my watchful eye. I wanted to crawl under a rock because we aren't the neighbors we used to be. It seems walking down the street and saying hello to a passerby might be misconstrued as something else!

Has the world spun out of control or just me? Taking a step back I realize that although the world has indeed become more complicated, that it was just me! Life had become blurry and seeing my friend go through mastectomy surgery sent me home with a fresh perspective. I was looking at the world as if my glass was half empty when clearly it IS half full. I am hopeful for a long life and so the other half has yet to come. I have always held the motto of "Energy Follows Thought", but lately have lost sight of that. Now that the fog is beginning to lift, I see the beauty that this complicated world still offers. Simple things really like my daughter making her own fashion creations out of scarves and elastic headbands. My 3 year old son telling his friend that he kissed her because she is a princess. The smell of fresh cut grass or an ocean breeze. Finding out that a friend is an incredibly talented handbag designer who also writes and inspiring blog called Always In Clover. It was after reading her blog that I remember the first time I found my own four leaf clover. I remember how lucky I felt and realize how that luck has followed me through all of these years. I take a step back and look at the world around me and take note of all the crazy chaos around me all the while knowing that being In Clover is looking at the glass half full and not half empty!

To read her inspiring blog go to http://www.alwaysinclover.blogspot.com/ and to see this talented ladies handbag line go to http://www.tuffcooki.com/!

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