I believe everyone’s life has a purpose. We are here to discover that purpose then use whatever gifts were bestowed upon us to make this world a better place. Some of us are fortunate as we know at an early age what that purpose is. Others, well, we go along, often digressing from the road that will take us there. This is me. Now on the other side of 50, I am finding my way back to that road that will lead to my life’s purpose. Welcome to my journey.
Meet Alistair, our Flame
Point Siamese.No, we did not find him
but he helped me find a source of joy this week.For you this may seem slightly trifle but finding
myself laughing uncontrollably with joy was significant for me.And before I elaborate, let me say that this
week has been more joyous since.I find
myself laughing easier and enjoying the little things that I ordinarily would
Alistair’s favorite spot is
the center of wherever I happened to be working. It doesn't matter if it’s on the computer, in
my art journal working with paint, or glue, he starts rubbing his head against
my hand then proceeds to lie down on top of my workspace. On this morning, I was
working in my new art journal and writing some personal notes. I suddenly realized I had moved my
composition book half off the table in order to continue writing while balancing
it in my hand because he pushed me off MY table. If you look closely in the photos, he is
laying over the edge of the table on my composition book that I was trying to
hold up. No cares in the world, he simply
wants to be wherever I am then gets himself comfortable and naps.
The joy of laughter came when
I took in the scene; here he was on my
table laying where I should be working and here I was, chair pushed back
balancing my notebook in my left hand while trying to write with the other. And he didn't care; he was comfortable and content therefore I should be too! After I stopped laughing I had a difficult
time taking the photos as I was trying to balance everything while holding my phone
to shoot these pictures.
This is an earlier photo of him.
Because I’m new to the
blogging scene I haven’t been around long enough to have 5 most popular posts. I hope you don’t mind that I bend the
assignment a little so I can still join in.
Perhaps my post from a new blogger perspective will inspire someone to
start their own blogging journey!
*I chose Google Blogger because I did not have an iPad
or iPhone. I was already using Picasa
for my photos and Chrome for much my other stuff. Then my husband gave me a Nexus 7 for
Christmas so I decided to convert everything over to Google.
2.I used Pinterest
to help me find blogs that had the look and flow of how I wanted to set up mine. I used these awesome sites for inspiration: