After years of giving,
I believe, on reflection
that this is when I began to learn to receive.
My fairly-new-friend Jo Young
Who I had recently met online in a writing group
where I first began to explore my feelings and thoughts in a small forum
had created and crafted and painted this joy
Just for me
for me alone
I felt seen,
I felt valued
I felt loved.
To have the postman hand me a surprise parcel
To open it and discover this treasure of delight
Opened my heart.
It marked the beginning of a course
which I had shared with her
and said I felt it would open doors
and take me places
bring dreams to life which I had not yet voiced or felt
or given shape or form or words.
and , it did.
I met new friends, joy sisters, magic sisters, I travelled to meet them in Massachusetts and Maine, and went to cook at a Lake Retreat.
and amazingly, it brought me to a new career of being a health coach, which I love, and from which I have already learnt so much.
This painting brings me joy every single day – thank you Jo xx
and to all those I have met since through Hannah Marcotti’s courses – thank you too!