The Mud

Grow Through The Mud

The Mud

Firstly, it is important to make the disclaimer that I am not a professional therapist. I have no training in psychology or any other training in the social or behavioral arts. So, everything on my site is my own thoughts and feelings.

So, with that in mind –in the quote that inspires me

Be like the lotus: trust in the light, grow through the mud, believe in new beginnings 

white-petaled flower

The Mud, in my opinion – can be anything, everything and nothing at the same time.

The Mud can be baggage we always carry with us that is in the background – the things, thoughts and memories that influence us.

Or, it can be something that just happened but profoundly made an impact on us.

Or it could be nothing – a thing so trivial but that in the moment made us pause and then passes just as quickly.

Growing through The Mud – is what gets us through all those memories and moments and allows us to get back to a state of calm and be the true, person we are all meant to be.

I feel we grow through The Mud by being mindful of influences from the world around us and persevere in our journey.

Crafts · Heirloom Projects

Heirloom Projects

 Heirloom Projects  

Creating heirloom memories is fun and easy but it does take some pre-planning.

I love helping people re-purpose things to create items and share memories of loved ones.

We can be such a disposable, throw away society so the next time you are cleaning out your children’s clothes to make room for new ones – think about saving a special outfit or T-shirts.

When you are downsizing your home or your parents look at everything not as old but as a new possibility.  Are there shirts, sweaters, finished or unfinished craft items that can be re-purposed into keepsakes for new baby gifts, father or mother day gifts, Christmas or birthday gifts?

Shirts can be made into pillows, quilts, picture; sweaters into mittens, pillow covers or golf club covers; cup and saucers can become bird baths or bird feeders and tea pots out in the garden can be homes for birds and butterflies – the ideas are endless and all are possible.

 Why hold onto a keepsake and keep it in a box stored hidden away. The easiest way to downsize and become more efficient is either display or use the item – my motto is ‘if I can’t see it or use it then it goes’ I refuse to store things in boxes just to have them. I recognize there are seasonal items that require storage but to reduce and declutter overall requires a strong will and looking at being able to re-purpose special keepsakes can make the task easier. 

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