A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.-- Lindsay Wagner
The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.-- Hubert H. Humphrey
This post is number 100! I didn't think I would make it this far when I first started just after Christmas, but I have written something nearly every day. When I started, I thought the purpose of this forum was to get motivated about art and to figure out what to do with the rest of my life, but as this project progressed, I discovered what the blog really has to do with is healing. Looking back, some of the posts are bleak--sad, angry, depressed, or even morbid--some were just lyrics to sad songs to express my pain. But someone told me recently that healing is messy. And that is the truth; like healing a physical wound, emotional and spiritual healing is not very pretty, so I am going to leave those posts alone and not delete them since they are part of the process; they are me.
As Mr. Humphrey said, love and friendship have been vital to my healing. This former introvert has become a very determined friend-maker. Every single day I am out where people are and my friendship list is growing --of friends face to face and friends online. At first I met with these people just to get through the evening or the weekend, but now making friends is my new hobby and there are actually some people who have me as a friend who never really intended for that to happen ;o). I have found a whole new family. In turn, I can help others heal by offering them the same love and friendship that has been given me.
This painting is titled, Favorite, because it is my favorite sunflower picture. I like roses and grow some, but they can be persnickety and sunflowers grow tall, strong and hardy and reseed themselves every year; they always face the sun. I am a sunflower kinda girl.