In case you haven't figured it out, today is a Monday. Possible the Mondayest, Monday that it could be. Dreary and Rainy, less than desirable behavior from my kiddo's this morning, and lots of little mundane tasks to start the week off.
However, In an effort to make it a little less bleh, I am working to find the bright side, (easier said than done when the Sun is Hiding!!)
So what does finding the bright side look like for me, well sharing new finished pieces. This makes me smile, to see them come from concept at the workbench, to de-molded, cured, findings added to photographed. Each piece takes its own little journey through my creative process and each time I really am surprised by the outcome.
Sometimes it is a little less than pleasant surprise but still I am learning what works and what doesn't, what I need to reproduce and what is not ever to see my workbench again!
Another way I am working on lightening my mood today is be focusing on being present. I am a type A all the way, my brain is always racing ahead to work on the next problem, and I need to desperately be present in the moment more often than I am not.
Truthfully I have no idea what this looks like in practice other than concentrated effort, prayer, and more prayer. Some days I fail miserably and others I feel slightly more successful. But today, I have tasked myself with unclenching the jaw, relaxing the shoulders and just giving it over to the Lord.
So while its a short list, it is my list, and fingers crossed with a little bit of patience, a lot of prayer and some extra love from Momma Mary, I can find the bright side of this rain dreary Monday.
I hope you can find the bright side in your day, Monday or not.
My thoughts on my Faith, Life, and occasionally my Jewlery