Monthly Archives: June 2011

Living & Creating in the West

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There is Beauty All Around


 Its been a very difficult year, for those who don’t know me well, there was a tragic accident earlier this year that claimed the life of my precious Aunty, but it has really shown me how much I have grown. In fact I would say that I have grown not only because of this event, but that the great spirit guided me to grow enough before hand so that I would be able to cope. In spite of the terrible shock and grief that we have had, I am pleased to have felt an inner peace and happiness that has remained intact. I now know that my happiness truly comes from within not without. If one can still notice the tiny miracles and joys in nature and in life even when one is grieving, then one has not placed conditions and limitations on their happiness. If you say, I will only be happy when all is well in the world, when this circumstance or that occurs, then one may never be happy at all.

Furthermore I am helped in my philosophy by the outstanding example of my late Aunt, whom I have discussed in tributes in my previous blog in the posts and because Aunty always made the most of life, and even though she had vision and hearing impairment she was passionate about noticing the incredible details of the natural world around her.

Since returning home from my sad trip east with my mother I have had renewed passion for photographing the garden, which had fallen by the wayside of the constant need to photograph my beaded jewelry for my two online stores. I have also noticed that I have been attracted to incredibly bright jewelry supplies and designs that I used to always dismiss as not fitting my ‘classic, chic, elegant’ taste. I suddenly realised I am now selecting supplies and designs that Aunty can see and enjoy… and she is around, and she is happy, and she is showing her love for us.

So I am optimistic that I have plenty to experience, enjoy, and share here as I begin my new blog adventure away from blogger, and I truly hope you will join me, and find happiness today.