Seems it's going around. It started here on Leslie's blog. That kinda grouchy, lazy, weak, and frustrated feeling. Then it surfaced here, where Leanne talks about being in a "bummer funk". Almost like a virus. And I've noticed it hit me, too. That, "Gee, I really can't think of anything to write about, or I can't think of a cute card to make..." or "yeah, I think I want to sign up for that class, but maybe I'll have too much going on and can't keep up like I'd like to." Yadi, yadi, on and on.
And then, someone walks up to your desk at work and hands you a piece of paper with a name on it. And she tells you to look it up. And you google the name. And it reminds you of all the things that bring you joy. And you read quotes that make you say, "Yeah, that's what energizes me!!" And it reminds you of your spiritual journey and your "word for 2010".. SERENITY. And you feel....serene.
Have you ever started a sentence with, "I can't stand it when..." or "This week has been such a headache..." or "He/She is always so crabby..." If, under the boomerang thinking, you say things like that and then end up with problems with your feet or knees (you DID say, "I can't stand"), or you do end up with headaches, or your spouse IS often crabby, wouldn't it make sense that your thoughts come back at you??
Many times I've said, "thoughts become things so choose the good ones." Whether someone decides that it's true or it's actually confirmation bias, I choose to think the good thoughts. I choose to think of my blog friends Leanne and Leslie as basking in their creative glory, fulfilling their creative thirsts. I choose to join them in enjoying the opportunities that are ahead of me. I've decide to take an online workshop at Big Picture Scrapbooking called Picture Spring. I hope to share my creative learning with you.
I know things are pointed in the right direction. I saw my first robin of spring a few days after my granddaughter was born, my granddaughter is a beautiful, sweet thing that reminds me that all is right with the world, and hey, it's St. Patrick's Day. I'm taking next week off to care for my daughter and granddaughter and to treat them like princesses (doesn't that make me queen mother???). I see everything wonderful in front of me. And as for the creative me, I'll keep you posted. I promise!!