Friday, April 24, 2009
enCouragingBliss: Building Your Happy Place
At the very beginning of April, for enCouragingBliss, we did an exercise about Returning to Your Own Personal Garden of Eden.
Time to revisit that and have a little fun with it. (Especially because I feel like we've gotten really serious and heavy in these enCouragingBliss prompts as of late.)
What made me think of this...
The other evening, Marcy and I were lazing about as we do in the evenings, and I was talking to her about my healer appointment and how I was feeling a little overwhelmed with all this "trying to get better" stuff. I was having a hard time focusing the "better" and was stuck on the "trying."
So, in her wisdomosity, Marcy said to me, "Where is your Happy Place?"
What? Besides this house we live in? This life we have?
I knew what she meant, and she meant my internal, go-there-to-calm-myself place.
Marcy's Happy Place, of course (bet you could guess), is a room FULL of bunnies. They are all romping and she is on the floor with them and they are jumping on her and playing and giving her little rabbit nuzzles. You know, strange...but wonderful!
She asked me to think back to my Garden of Eden prompt. (Yes, I can be slow...even when I come up with the stuff!)
I told her a bit about it.
Then she announced that I was to, the very next day, make a collage that represents my Happy Place!
Again...WHAT? I have never made a collage in my life! I panicked but I acquiesced. (That is the way things go in this house.)
Halfway through scouring for images on the internet, it hit me that I could make my collage in Adobe Photoshop Elements. Super easy and no need for cutting up paper.
So, that is your assignment for this week, if you should accept it, and I am hoping you will.
Create a collage that represents your happy place; share it with us. We might see something you don't.
Marcy, for example, noticed right away that I am in need of a small nook to crawl into:
Remember, you can either Mister Linky to your own blog post about this, or, if you don't blog, just leave a comment about your process and what happened, what you learned.
And HAVE FUN!
(Photo Credit: Christine Reed, Lilly Sleeping, April 2009)