Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. --Karl Barth
JOY... From this corner, for a long time, I've been sharing things--an image, a thought, a quote, a project, a story... So many things. Joyful things.
More JOY... In a few days we'll be traveling home to the US to celebrate Thanksgiving and share some good times with my family! Soooo HAPPY! And when we arrive back home here to Norway, preparations for the end-of-year holidays will begin. I anticipate with delight the spiritual ritual of Christmas. I wish to honor Advent by being fully present for it. Waiting for Him...
I won't be returning to this space after the holidays. So many reasons why... all of which seem so self-indulgent that I don't wish to write a long-winded missive at the moment. But I feel that I am expanding beyond this space in a way I almost have not enough words for. It's become harder to be present here. And a lot happening behind the scenes that I've not been able to share here.
And as my interior world seeks more silence, I find it seeping out into my exterior world. It's very interesting. Less words is opening up space for so much more than I imagined. I am exploring this more in art. So I'm making space for quiet refreshments of the spirit. Still continuing the discoveries where creativity and Spirit meet... In the silence I meet God.
Through the years I've made some incredible friendships through this wonderful & crazy medium of blogging. And I don't see that changing--I will visit and keep in touch! I'm so thankful for the friendships, care, sharing, support, and fun. As I look back--all the ups & downs of life, as well as a lot of joy has been shared here, and in my other online incarnations.
As Thanksgiving rolls around, I'm counting my many blessings... THANK YOU! Thank you for sharing this JOY journey with me.
With gratitude, I wish you all VERY Happy Holidays, Happy New Year Blessings and much PEACE, LOVE & JOY!
P.S. I've needed to close my Earth Spirit Shop early to prepare for travel. If there is something you had your eye on, please email me, and I will see to holding orders to send until we get back. **I may be slow to reply to email, etc. while we're traveling & away... **
I will continue to update fiber projects at Ravelry. My Ravelry link is in the sidebar for now. I may be "out there" in another form at a later date--maybe just Instagram... We'll see! :o)