Tuesday, September 27, 2011

create yourself happy

Good morning girlies.  It's another gray day here.  I'm trying really really hard not to let that bum me out.  I'm a sunshine girl.  When the sun doesn't shine I have ZERO energy. 

Yesterday was the same, but on my way home from the bus stop a neighbor invited me to Zumba.  Have you heard of that??  It's a dancy type exercise class.  Since I'm in my "yes" period I went.  And I have to say initially I was like what in the world am I doing here??  I was one of maybe 9 or so.  Beside my neighbor we were definitely the youngest in the group.  I cannot for the life of me mirror someone dancing. I just can't!  So with Brazilian hottie music playing I awkwardly tried to sway my hips and get down to the beat like the cute little teacher was.  Let's just say it wasn't pretty.   Oh and to top it off I injured myself!  Yep me in there with all the old people and later in the day I can hardly move...the smell of Icy Hot permeating from under my clothes.  Sweet!

I bought this book for my girlies so we could have a quick devotion at dinner or before the bus in the morning.  I've found though that it's more for me.  This morning's devotion made me cry.  Shocker...I know I cry at everything, but it was so good.  Not only did I hurt my back yesterday I also started getting sick.  Burning sinuses, scratchy sore throat...achy.  To read that he's with me when I'm tired and hurting...when I feel too overwhelmed and weak to keep it all together....that's just what I needed to hear.  I'm not in the best place right now, but he knows that and he's right here with me. 

I've been slacking in the creativity department lately.  I'm in the place where I make myself do stuff, instead of wanting to do stuff.   But sometimes you have to just push through and do it anyway even it you're not feeling it.  Hence my owl yesterday.  LOVE my owl:)  He's winking at me.  Almost giving me that little nod...everything's gonna be okay.  Hang in!

Recently I've been drawing inspiration from a new blog I found called yes and amen.  She's an artist, photographer and Jesus lover too.  She's been explaining how to art journal.  Encouraging me to sketch...which I never do...and just explore different avenues for creating.  Love Junelle.

The first day I stumbled onto her blog I saw this beautiful piece of art.  I just loved her messy mixed media look and the words really spoke to my heart.  I have my very own creation of hers now.  It blesses me SO much when I look at it.  It's so happy.  You can almost feel her joy as she was creating it.   So that's what I'm going to do again today.  Create something that makes me happy...sickness or not;)  I'm thinking a baby giraffe might do the trick.  Wish me luck.

Have a blessed day.

125.  a long supportive hug from my honey.
126.  steamy cheesy potato soup.
127.  paint and brushes
128.  self expression
129.  not having to go anywhere when i don't feel good.

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