Sometimes we just need to allow ourselves to be sad. It's hard for me. I want to be a positive and happy person, and just be grateful every day. However, sometimes things happen that knock us down and make us sad. Sesil came over yesterday and we had a meeting to get to. I was not dressed. Yes, I think she must have thought I was crazy to STILL be in my pink sweatpants. I was just not feeling like my normal self. I felt helpless and sad. I kept thinking of my friend and her family. I then did something dumb and reacted to a situation in the wrong way. I apologized over and over because my heart was heavy thinking I had hurt someone. It was not a good way to start the day.
I was really beating myself up and was thankful that Sesil just let me talk- over and over about how I was feeling. I was just a mess. Finally, I was alone in the house last night. It was quiet and I prayed for comfort and understanding. I needed peace and I needed direction. I needed to try to apologize to someone again, because it was tearing me up inside. I needed to accept it is absolutely okay to grieve and feel sorrow. It is okay to not be happy right now. I had something happen that helped me so much. I started to think of the positive and happy times and how much my friend gave me. Her example will be a constant reminder to me to be MORE like her. I know that I must focus of the goodness that she brought into the life of others. I smiled when I thought of her fun personality. Guess what? It is okay to be sad sometimes too.
I am headed to ART INSPIRED STUDIOS on Friday morning. I know this will be just what I need. I am so blessed to be able to travel and teach. I am grateful! I am so thankful that the viewing for my friend is Sunday evening. I will be home and go with my family. I was worried it would be earlier while I am gone. This makes my heart feel so thankful. I will be flying into OAKLAND and I will be reading a new book on the flight there. "Heaven is here" by Stephanie Nielson. I can't wait to read it. I find her inspirational!
So I thought I would share a BEAUTIFUL, HAPPY layout with my new collection- SWEET AFTERNOON.
Layout designed by our international superstar design team member- Amanda Jones. I love her style.
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