Ups & Downs

Its been a mixed bag of emotions this week with some bad news that means more changes and there have been so many these past six years. When I look back I can see that I have become much more adaptable and a stronger person because of this. It's OK to feel sorry for myself for a couple of days but then I'm off again laughing!

One thing that really lifts me up and takes the negative thoughts away is crafting. I am very lucky to have a large dining room which multitasks as a craft room. Sometimes it's quite tidy....

But this week its chaotic because I have several things on the go at the same time. I have the lessons to prepare for my "Learn to Scrapbook" course - you can sign up for that on the right hand side of this page.

I'm also making a book for Xmas, some Xmas cards and still trying to finish the Wedding Album started in March. And then I am preparing for my big project - "Your Family - Your Story". This is a community based project that I'm launching on 21 November. More about that later....

So it's no wonder my craft area looks like this.....

Mmmm.....Must be in the mind because my table looks quite messy in both photos!

A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

A while ago I was introduced to the expression that "People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime". Yesterday I received this explanation in an email and thought I would share it with you. When you figure out which reason people come into your life, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrong doing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realise is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered. And now it is time to move on.

People come into your life for a SEASON . . . because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

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What you can miss....

When the alarm goes off at 6.15am I have to admit I'd rather not get up especially these mornings when its darker and colder but Mr Kepple is very disciplined so up we get. An early morning walk. A chance to talk and we often solve little problems along the way. After 45 minutes we're back home again, feeling refreshed and energised for the day. It's a good feeling.

If I'd stayed in bed I would miss some wonderful sights. You can't beat a sunrise for a great start to the day!