So apparently the meaning of my life starts today, as I turn 42 😊
And I am planning to take hold of this coming year with both hands.
I saw a @tearfundlife article recently on how our lives can be a place:
where the outsider is brought close, the excluded are ushered in and the down-trodden are given refuge.
This matters a great deal to me and I want my life to be:
a roaring fireplace of safety and warmth, rather than a mat that tells you to wipe the dirt from your feet before entering.
So figuring out what that looks like this year is my top priority.
I have other priorities, never stop learning, keep on being creative, find wonder wherever I can and stay well.
So my something new is going to be joining a flower arranging club in January.
My something old will be continuing the diploma I have been doing… well forever really. And the future learn courses I have on the go, and maybe one or two more.
Finally I intend to keep in top of my health, so no blue for me hopefully, just the gym, proper sleep, lots of prayer and healthy food.
I wonder, what would your old, new and not blue things be?
There is always so much to see on the Internet and just put and about. I thought I would share some of the things that have inspired me recently.
I have been organising myself using a bullet journal for the lady couple of weeks. I really like the concept and I also I like how customisable the who thing is. My day pages have a diary space, room for notes and the weather as well as a day journal and scripture journal:
I also have some goal pages:
Action for happiness, the Blurt Foundation and TWLOHA
Have all posted cool stuff recently:
And last but not least
The young people I work with inspire me all the time. This felted star was made by a young man in my lunch club – he had never touched a felting needle before:
You know how it is. You an never find the t-shirt you really want, even though there are a million designs on the internet.
Well now there are a million and one:
I am going to make t-shirts about things that interest me. This first one is a vegan one, but it wont be the only topic I go for. I hope you like it.
So camp nanowrimo starts next week and I have been reading about first, second and third person via grammar girl.
It got me thinking about films and how clever some of them are. Take Deadpool for example.
Written as most fictional films are, on the third person, it allows the viewer to suspend disbelief and enter into the world being portrayed.
And then Deadpool goes screaming into the second person as the writers cause him to speak directly to us, the viewer.
It’s so utterly clever because having suspended our disbelief we are then invited nut just to witness the story but participate.
Audience hook, line and sinker I think 😊
I have a new page on facebook. It’s called speak your heart through creativity and I will be reposting beautiful things on topic and also posting some creative ideas for you to have a go at.
I have been playing around with the app “layout” as a way of digital journaling. I quite like it, although I think I still prefer cutting and sticking, it makes a nice change. So this was today:
I also tried out the app “instaweather” (see top left of the collage) which is really cute – I can see myself using it a lot.
Anyway, today has been very peaceful, I have got some jobs done, eaten ice cream, walked, meditated, read the bible and been creative, so today definitely counts as a win 🙂
It only takes a moment to stop and think of the good things in my life and suddenly I am filled with love for life and all that God has given me. Here is my little slice of joy via the app, “this is not an app”
Bible study is one of those things i feel i ought to be able to do with enthusiasm every day. Sadly it doesn’t always work out that way. So, i am always on the look for reading the Bible in ways which will bring me closer to God.
It dawned on me today, that perhaps I could put two things I love together… So smash book scripture it is!
I have a book called search the Scriptures, which I am going to do smash book style and I started today: