This is what I challenged my blog pals to write about and it was also my theme for the day. Last night was spent dealing with misunderstandings and frustration and I felt the need to release it all today. Don't worry, all is fine! Friendships and business dealings in the virtual world are as fraught with drama as those in the "real" world. But they have the added impediment of not being able to read body language or vocal inflections. So meanings can get lost, words can be misunderstood, and feelings can get hurt. And the waiting for email can be agony. But it does come, and if you are patient, problems do get solved.
So today I needed to relax, and remember who I am. And who my kids are. In some ways, I am lucky that it's pouring rain today. Normally having the kids penned up all day would drive me to distraction. But today, I needed to focus on them and play a bit. Did you know that the Candyland game can last virtually forever if you continually get the wrong cards? And that jumping on the bed is good for your health? (So Emma informs me.) We've had fun.
Stepping back and regrouping is good for everyone I think. It is so easy to get fixated on a little issue until it is all you can see or think about. I have found scrapbooking to be such a great creative outlet and it allows me to get down all my memories and emotions. I love sharing these stories with friends and family. Lately I've also been doing a private art project along different lines. I thought I'd share what I created today in honor of the Finding Peace theme.
Journaling: Finding peace within myself, letting go of unimportant details, paying attention to me, and my family, things that can make me happy. Like rain, and flowers, and kisses!
I hope you all are having a peaceful day, and are remembering what's really important in life.