Dear Hooks 'n Tales Friends,
I'm so thankful to you all for making 2020 bearable for me. I've really enjoyed reading the comments and stories that you have shared. We truly are a connected community of crocheters. It's no small achievement we survived 2020 without losing our marbles. Perhaps we have lost a few but no matter. If you're reading this, and feeling a little dejected, a little hopeless, worried, or fearful BUT you're still up every day, taking that shower, dressing for the day ahead, making beds, preparing meals, boiling a kettle for a fresh pot of coffee or tea, feeding your fur-babies or human babies, doing laundry, watering your garden or not killing your house plants, working full time or part-time, taking care of elderly family members, planning school-lessons or any number of mundane yet necessary daily tasks...then you are a bright and shining STAR! If you're not managing even the basics, I completely get the struggle and I want you to know that you are beloved and appreciated no matter how you show up for each day. Keep in mind that a star still twinkles no matter how close or far it is. Shine on.💗
This short poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson has been a daily encouragement for me. Perhaps more of a war-cry! I've printed this out in large type then taped it to the wall in front of my work table. That way, every time I look up I'll be reminded to not sweat the small stuff. To worry less about what the future may bring and take care of each day as the gift it really is. This too: " You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days" - Alain de Botton.
2020 has made a bit of a Philosopher of us all, right?😊
" Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day of the year,
He is rich who owns the day, and no one
owns the day who allows it to be invaded
with fret and anxiety.
Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt
Forget them as soon as you can,
tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays "
Please stay safe, take care of yourself, and don't forget deep, deep breaths.💗
💗 Much love and warm HUGS!
PS: Lovelies, let me know what you will take and what you'll leave behind from your journey through 2020? What are your wishes for 2021? Don't forget to leave your Ravelry name. I'm giving away 20 copies of The Chrysalis Throw today!