Happy New Year! The beginning is always today.
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life for me.
And I’m feeling good.
Feeling Good sung by Nina Simone
“Pull out those fancy sheets and blankets from the closet,
Start using that fancy Bone China Dinnerware, Concentrate on self-love and self-care.
This is a new year. These are those rainy days” ― Charmaine J Forde
“If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else,”
Confucius said, and I would add, help yourself by finding your flow.
“There’s promising evidence coming out to support what a lot of crafters have known anecdotally for quite some time,” says Catherine Carey Levisay, a clinical neuropsychologist. “Making people’s lives better through creativity,” said CEO John Levisay, “that creating – whether it be through art, music, cooking, quilting, sewing, drawing, photography (or) cake decorating – is beneficial to us in a number of important ways.”
“Find something you like to do, regardless of what it is whether it be needle work, sewing, gardening, boat work, or wood working,” said Ron Cleary, a veteran who served in the army from 2002 until 2013. He said a friend of his got him started in needle workafter getting out of the army. Therapy has helped him overcome certain disabilities. “It gives me time to think things through and situations that may come up, so instead of dwelling on the negative, I can turn that negative energy into something constructive, positive." His message to others overcoming certain obstacles is to stay strong and think through it.
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