What Keeps You Going?

I used to spend all my time writing and drawing. That was my stress reliever, my getaway, my creative outlet, my own way to deal. I wouldn't allow anyone to read my poems and a lot of my stories. As a depressive for so many years all of it was dark and full of dread. I didn't want to be criticized for my words.

This year I want to get back into writing more. Hopefully incorporating a lot of that writing into my scrapping. Which I also need to do more of this year. In turn you are going to learn a lot about me I'm sure most people wont approve of everything and that's okay, you don't have to approve. So I have found a site that is going to help me with some prompts when I'm stuck on writing. The first prompt I have gotten is What Keeps Me Going?

There are so many things that keep me going, the list and reasons could go on forever.
Obviously my kids and Blaine are number one. They can be a royal pain at times, but then so can I. But I cant begin to wonder what my life would be like without them. We have so many great times. Those kids are so much like me its not funny. Kelsey has a horrible temper and shes stubborn as a bull. Courtney took her sensitivity from me, shes very emotional at times. She loves to learn new things but has already shown tendencies of boredom in school. Shes very creative in everything she does. Shes got high hopes and big dreams. Blaine is almost my opposite in a lot of ways. But we work together very well. Hes got a great sense of humor at times can be just as twisted as mine lol

For the most part though its the little things. The things that make me happiest would seem trivial to some. The smell of the air right before it rains. The peacefulness of waves gently crashing against the shore. The sound of laughter from a child. A shooting star through the midnight sky. The warmth of hot chocolate in front of the fireplace on a cold night. The things that make you step back and think, this is what its all about.

The memories of the smallest things that most would seem oblivious to are the ones that are with me each and every day. No matter how bad the day has been thinking back on those things will always bring a smile and make all the tears seem worth it. These things don't happen every day, which is why they are such a treasure.

A little tune to go along with todays theme

And of course a small freebie too!

By the way, if you have a blog consider yourself tagged!! Now go to yours and answer the same question. What keeps you going?

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Sansai said...

Your blog lifted the morning spirits today! thank you. And thank you again for the freebies, kindness goes a long way. take care.

Karen said...

What keeps me going? My faith, my husband, my kids. What keeps me sane? Having creative layouts mostly right now my scrapbooking.

dodo said...

Thank you so much this is so nice of you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your blog and freebies, I am sorry about your grandfather. God Bless!