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While we are surrounded at this time of year by songs and messages of good will and great joy, for some Christmas isn't so easy!
This is my first Christmas in 23 years as a single person. But I was reminded yesterday how much I have to be thankful for and how possible it is to be joyful!
You see joy is so much more than fizzy emotions! Joy is a choice! Often a courageous one!
It is choosing to rise above one's circumstances, to find things every day that are blessings, allowing others the opportunity to help and love you, and steeling your spirit towards living rather than just existing.
Choosing joy is choosing to do the possible while expecting the impossible!
This little life lesson today was the inspiration behind this:
Something that brings me pure joy is working with recycled textiles, or rather, re-purposing unwanted, discarded textiles into something that makes me smile!
A while back I was given a scrap bag of tweed & wool. YUM! These textiles are so wonderfully tactile and there's something very comforting about wool based fabrics.
This 18" cushion will be given to my great Uncle on Christmas day! It took less than an evening to make, but totally lifted my spirits!
My girls have also fallen in love with it so it looks like I'm going to have to make a few more for ourselves!
It's wonderful when joy is infectious!! So whether you are dreading a day with the
Wishing you all a joy-filled Christmas.