Monday, March 15, 2021

Keeping spirits up....

We are facing some challenges here. I know many of you are too.

Ours are not Pandemic related, thank goodness, although, that too can change in an instant.

A family member has had a health scare, and some surgical intervention has been required. This person of course, like so many, believed themselves fit and well up until last Thursday. Even supernaturally so. That all changed with a routine blood test and a phone call.

Now I've been the support person more than once in this sort of scenario. I am familiar with the Stages of Grief and how they are not just connected to the passing of a loved one.

But even the support person needs a little something to lift ones spirits on a day-to-day basis, right? 

My acrylic brooch collection does this for me. 

Dare I say, without fear of contradiction, that some days, my brooches are my reason for dressing well, and sailing out the door with a smile instead of a scowl.

Oh...and necklaces. Oversized and quirky statement necklaces. A new love, recently embraced with enthusiasm.

I love how a change of accessories can completely change the look of a simple shirt.

Some of my collection are cute, fun and quirky, and some are more timeless...

As Dory says in Finding Nemo, sometimes they remind me to Just Keep Swimming...

What keeps your spirits up?