A few years ago when my husband had his 3rd surgery for brain cancer one of my sweet sisters got him a plaque that says “Today I WILL choose joy”. My husband was the most positive person I have ever met. He loved to make people laugh and he had this “look on the bright side” mentallity. I can honestly say that he chose joy everyday that I knew him. My husband went home to the Lord on May 27, 2016.
These past 11 months have been harder than I ever could have imagined. There were many days that I was so overwhelmed with grief that I couldn’t even get out of bed. The thought of living the rest of my life without my husband was just so unfair and I didn’t want to accept it.
I have had this quilting “business” for several years and I put business in quotes because, well, it’s actually been more of a hobby. The past few years I haven’t had the time or the energy to devote to my business and that’s okay.
Angi (another sweet sis that I have) recently turned me on to podcasts by Tara Swiger, a very enthusiastic woman who shares her knoweldge of how to make your business GROW. I have been quilting this week and listening to these podcasts and it hit me – I need to CHOOSE joy. I need to CHOOSE to grow my business. I have been blessed with this great opportunity to actually do what I have always dreamt of doing for a living. I need to stop grieving and start choosing joy.
I have been working on a few embroidery designs that I want to share with you. The first has a cute bumble bee on it and it says “Don’t worry bee happy”. The bee reminds me of the bees in my garden that fertilize my squash. You can find this towel in my shop here.
The second towel is special to me – “Today I WILL choose JOY”. When I am just having “one of those days” I can just look at this towel hanging on my oven door and remember to choose joy. We are not promised tomorrow, so today we should all choose joy. This listing is available here.
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