Friday, 25 September 2015

Gratitudes and Celebration Journal - Week 84 - Change

Gratitude's and Celebrations

Changes have been in process, and it is a funny thing, when you try and imagine how circumstances will turn out they never quite fit with how you imagine they would.  The one thing that I have learn over the years is the need to stay flexible and not be too ridged.

Changes come in different packages

I have had a busy week and I will be sharing about the events of the Barbados Alzheimer's Association tomorrow with more images, and look at what I have been doing with them a bit closer.

I was able to share about my experience with dementia and creative activities to a range of different people at the Barbados Alzheimer's Association Seminar called 'Remember Me', and got to give them a glimpse of what can be done using creativity and reminiscence.

Talking about Art and Creativity for Dementia at BAA
I have had to see my self in a different light, one where I can offer support in a new way and be a blessing to others.  I don't have my mother to look after, and every thing that I learnt caring for her I can share - both the ups and the downs and the many bits in-between!
BAA Open day - 'Remember Me'

We all have much to share about the changes in our lives and we have to step into those changes boldly, looking for the opportunities to make a difference in someones life.

I am grateful and celebrate the changes that come and the things that we can learn from each one, how ever big or small! 

I feel that each experience actually prepares us for new adventures and we have to make sure we have all the tools that we need to move forward, gathering them along life's journey and helping us to see things from a different perspective.

I am grateful to still be able to share my creativity and my art and know that someone somewhere is being blessed,  just as you too can use different means to share your story, I encourage you today to reach out and share your story in a different way - shining your light for all to see!

I am on a creative journey in my journal and hope you come along and join me. Why not start your own journal, keep it as simple or complex as you wish, but do something creative!
Gratitude and Celebration Journal


  1. Dear Amanda - you certainly are reaching out ... and I know you have much to share. I'll be interested reading your projects, ideas and thoughts ... and seeing the Barbadian input ... take care and all the very best - Hilary

    1. Hillary, we have hit the ground running, and getting stuck in with the Barbados Alzheimer's Association, I will keep you posted, have still got a lot to share, don't know where the time is going! Have a blessed weekend.

  2. Hello Amanda. I see you're looking fabulous in Barbados! I'm so proud of you for making this big change and making a place for yourself in your new community. Our experiences in dealing with family who suffer from the Alzheimer disease can be turned into a positive by sharing what we have learned. That's exactly what you are doing. You're a blessing to many. Take your time with your new art space. In the meantime I will send you a new piece to add to it. ♥
    Peace, Carolyn M

    1. Carolyn, thank you its been a journey and a half, missing home....I hope I can help impact on other peoples lives in a positive way, and bring all the insights and support that I have had with my mum. Stay blessed!


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