An email I recently receive from a friend:
I wanted to answer your precious reply. I want you to know what your kind words and encouragement has meant to me...
I have to tell you that when I read you very sweet reply and your words of encouragement, I just sat there and wept. I have been soooo torn and insecure about this. I just feel that there must be a way to bring some extra money doing what I love and I see these beautiful sites and the close knit family, helping each other and I have wanted so much to be a part of it. Every time I mention it to one of my friends they just don't get it. I see all these beautiful blogs and hear about the wonderful friendships and creative support and it feels almost like home.Your words of support and your offer to introduce me was just what I needed. I truly believe God puts people in the right place and guides you if you just keep alert and recognize these little nudges. You really gave me hope that maybe I can do this. Soooo I've purchased a good slr digital camera, researched some of the domains (I'm thinking blogspot), I already have an Etsy site and am close to a name. I want to get an inventory of some work, but I am going to do this. I may not be able to do it everyday as you do with working, maintaining this house inside and outside with a daughter, but I'll do it to some degree. I think this may help to fill something since my husband died. I have to work on some concepts, etc. Can I ask you in addition to the given of forming artistic creative family of friends are you really able to bring in some income. I don't mean to be mercenary, but as a widow that would be such a bonus. When my husband was alive I had a thriving mural business. Many decorators were my clients, but I can't hang off ladders for 8 hours anymore and I must maintain the regular income of my job. I'm just hoping I can have my cake and eat it too.
Your wish to have a wonderful day - hugs and love was all such a lovely thing from someone I have never met. I must have been craving those words very badly to have sat there and cried as I did, even now I am choking up. But I will tell you I think that is why I am so drawn to your blog. It is real, caring, sharing, creative and just lovely. Everyday even when I work the first thing in the AM I do is visit you. I knew you were a kind spirit. Bless you for your kindness.
(Published with permission from sender)
We are all looking for kindred spirits....for others who can relate to our creativity and what we love ~ because women are naturally creative, in some way or another
I want to encourage you, if you do not blog, think about it....
.please share your creativity and your sweet spirit!!
Have a wonderful weekend precious friends,
hugs and love,