Gazing Upward

I saw this sunset a week ago, just before my Thursday evening class started. It was beautiful just the way it was, but I wanted to do something with it. I feel like I need a ‘creative reprieve’ more and more these days. Not that anything is going bad, or I am stressed out or anything; I just think that sitting down to get creative helps put a halt to my overthinking. It’s like wordless prayer. It forces me to be still.

So… I hit another ‘month’ anniversary; 2 years and 8 months sober as of yesterday. It’s not like I count the days or anything, but when I see the calendar hit the 7th each month I make a mental note—thinking about where I was then compared to where I am now. What a difference 977 days make!

Anyway, that’s about all for now. Have a beautiful day everyone! Remember to stop and smell the roses… enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend… or gaze up at a beautiful sunset.

Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing. Dr. Seuss

Life is good and God is great!!

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My name is Janet, and I'm located in southern California. My blog is rather eclectic, featuring art, photography, and a little poetry, as well as short pieces of fiction (now and then). I also share about my walk of faith, and my journey through recovery from alcoholism.

7 thoughts on “Gazing Upward

  1. Congrats, one day or a thousands days is something to be proud of, like your brave and honest writing. You become an inspiration a candle of hope, kept alive for all of us whenever we get lost. I’m a fan who appreciates anyone that has or is rediscovering…their true self.

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    1. Thank you! I just followed your blog and find some of the information fascinating and useful. Came at a rather unusual time for me… Spot on in some places. Long story but I hope to read more soon and perhaps the book Fighting For Freedom… I may share some input later. Thank you! Glad I found you on the Meet & Greet.

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    2. Thank you Janet! I read one of your confessions posts and enjoy your writing as well. In my view, special messages mixes with trauma and the underworld to affect more people than one would think. A positive outlook like the endless rivers metaphor has a lot of resilience in it.

      Look forward to being in contact.

      Tim

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