When people talk about being creative, images of paint, scissors, and paper begin rolling through the mind and some individuals back away saying to themselves, “I’m not creative”.
Creativity is so much more, and Jeri is here to share her thoughts and ideas. She loves to write and express through poetry, muses, and other forms of writing. Take a listen to what she does daily to keep her thoughts and emotions in alignment. (The other video she is referring to in this video is from the “Fall Event” which can be found in the B-Fit Camper)
Thank you Jeri for the comments about my Cre8 Reminders program. (I didn’t ask her to do that.) We both know that getting the mind directed into a positive thought pattern takes conscious effort and is a must for a person to be mentally prepared for the day.
It is easy to become discouraged, or even feel out of sync by a simple encounter with a negative person. When you are lacking information or direction it’s easy to create confusion. Jeri addresses how her writing has helped her to gain mental clarity, thus helping her to feel emotionally equipped to take on the new day.
I believe that when we give recognition to feelings of grief….we are in essence turning ashes into something that can bring new life.
Jeri has a blog, The Rhythm of Life. There she records her musings and poems that have meaning to her.
Recently she wrote this… “I woke up yesterday morning and had the thought to write a poem about my sister Becki who would be 66 years old today, October 12. The rhymes wouldn’t flow, so I just wrote my feelings instead and ended up with this little description of a sister I love dearly and miss. I went ahead and just shared it on my blog with a couple of pictures and thought that those of you who knew and loved Becki (to know her was to love her) might enjoy reading it as well, so here’s my offering. Happy Birthday sweet Becky!
Last Christmas together
Here is a poem that she wrote
Oct. 6, 2020
I decided on a lark a few months ago to write this poem as I was thinking about my husband after running across this picture from 1978, newly married when he was finishing college at Illinois College here in Jacksonville. I had just gotten a great job as a head resident at Jane Hall, MacMurray College here as well. Unfortunately, MacMurray college closed this spring and I will forever be grateful for this three fun years we spent here, getting to know some incredible students who we are still in touch with.
Won’t you sit with me? I say
to my husband who is
Won’t you walk with me?
He says to me who
Yet, somewhere we meet,
And so we walk, we sit.
We talk, we laugh, we enter old age
Evolving ever closer together
As the years slip by.
I have been told that if I will read the scriptures and use the word “I”, or my name “Cathy”, that the scriptures can take on a very personal message to myself.
The message below came from an inspiring talk given by President Russell M Nelson. Jeri, after reading his message had a desire to make it personal for herself. All she did was add the words “I am” and the talk became a personal affirmation that can inspire her daily.