Monday, December 8, 2008

Life is good...Win some free beads...

As I sit here, after a long cold fun day at the torch, I have to say that life is good...OK yes, there are some bad things out in the world that are affecting every one's lively hood & soon they will all calm down and things will change for the better I am sure of it. But over all life is good, I can only look at life from my perspective after all and it is good from where I see it...I was reading some of the threads in Etsy Forums today and it seems many people are not happy with their sales & not happy at others who are doing well and there is a general negative vibe going on...a whole lot of complaining, don't get me wrong, I too complain & have on the forums when the mechanics of etsy are not as good as they need to be...but I never do the "OH WHY ME" thing...

I have always held that When something is good for one us, it is good for all of us. We are after all part of the same fabric of energy...we move in the same stream as it were...and there is plenty for all of us to go around...I always feel that if one thinks in terms of not having enough, then they will never be happy with what they have and will never have enough...so I always say & believe that I have plenty & life is good...I wish for everyone to feel the same happy calm feeling in their lives, even if what they are feeling good about perhaps is a lot less than what the next person has...the idea is to feel good and give as much love to the universe as you can, since it will always come back to you in some way...

So I hold this as truth right now, life is good, the world has found its way to peace & we will see it very soon, the hungry & the cold will find all the food & warmth they need & the economy is recovering day by day...call me an optimistic, call me a positive thinking, tree hugging spiritual hippy, but it has always worked for me in my life to think good loving thoughts...

Do you have a story that proves the power of your positive thinking to you, the power of love? make a short & sweet essay of it & let me know about it on this blog post by way of a comment, hubby will pick 2 winner out of the entries for a set of 5 beads each, your choice of colors, my choice of designs...one entry per person, deadline to enter is Jan 5th, 2009...winners will be announced on Monday Jan 7Th...

Libbie wins the beads from the last post congratulations...thanks for all the great names...

thanks for all the love & for stopping by...

Jelveh

Peace

13 comments:

ginny said...

Hi Jelveh:
My story is about the power of love. When I was 16 I had a blind date with a young man who had just finished his first year of college. My parents were not too thrilled at his age. However, they liked him right off the bat. I continued to date this young man, even though he was away at college, for the rest of my high school years. Then I became a freshman when he was a senior at the same university. We continued to date. Then graduation time arrived and he would be leaving. In my youtful search for fun, adventure and partying, I told him that I didn't want to be tied down for the last three years of college. So that was it for us. I didn't see or hear from him for three years. I thought about him quite a bit and really missed him. Several times I though about contacting him, but that nasty pride got in the way. Then IT happened. I went home the weekend right before I graduated from college. My parents did not know that I was coming. And who do you think was at my parents house when I got there. Yep, that very same young man that I dumped and regretted doing so. He looked so handsome in his Naval Officer's uniform with his pilot wings shinning brightly. I never knew that he stayed in touch with my parents for those three years that I didn't hear from him. Long story short, 6 months later we were married, and 42 years later we are still married. The power of our love for one another finally overcame my youthfulness and pride. I am so glad that it did because I am one lucky, happy woman!
Ginny

Sue said...

Hi Jelveh,

This is one post to which I just have to reply ...you are so right! We get what we think, say, dream about and in America work for! If that is abundance, then we will see abundance. If it lack, then I am sorry for those people, because they will never see abundance.

For me I have been reflecting on 1981. This was the year some people remember as a worst recession until today. It is the year I remember as a new start! We were very short of money, but stepped out as we felt led and moved to a new city. Our church gave us the money to move. Within three weeks, my husband & I both had jobs that could pay our rent and buy groceries for our four small children. God was very good to us in those lean times. I have now worked for this same company for 27 years and been favored with promotions several times.

Those four small children are grown and we have now have 10 beautiful healthy grandchildren.

God is good & our attitude makes all the difference during difficult times.

Merry Christmas, and I will join you in agreement, things well be good in 2009. Happy New Year.

Sue

Jelveh Designs said...

Hey Ginny, how cool is that, he never gave up and he knew he was going to marry you one day...what a nice guy and he got a great girl, lovely story...thanks for sharing...
Jelveh
Peace

Jelveh Designs said...

sue, 10 grandkids? goodness girl, how do have the time to see them all...my brother and sister have 5 kids between them, giving my parents plenty of grandkids to play with for a long time...very nice story...the less a person thinks they have, the less they will, I so believe this...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too girl...
Jelveh
Peace

Anonymous said...

jelveh, i agree wholeheartedly! i know you are familiar with most of my story....i was given 3-4 years to live when i was diagnosed with incurable cancer in 1988. i never believed them. i get up every day and thank the goddesses that i am alive; i have a roof over my head, and a pantry full of food. i can do anything i want in life and strive to gain just that, every single moment of every day. it is truly wonderful to be alive; especailly because of connections with people like you, jelveh! i place one foot in front of the other and try to take time out each day, just to breath. life is a wonder, isn't it? thank you jelveh, for providing the venue for our stories. lisa d., portland, oregon

Jelveh Designs said...

Wow Lisa, mind over matter as they say...I did not know it was in 1988 when you were first told...I thank the goddesses for all the good in my life too, like friends and clients such as yourself...I love that I know all of you very nice people in my life by way of glass...
Jelveh
Peace

Vered - MomGrind said...

I don't have a story of my own but wow, Lisa's story is amazing and inspiring.

LisaL said...

Beautiful stories and memories. I don't have anything to share really. I have always believed that everyone has good in them. I am blessed with great friends and a healthy family for the most part. Happy Holidays to all!

Nancy said...

Well, I feel like I am in the middle of my change of life story. For years I was stuck in a marriage that didn't work. We tried for 15 years and finally decided it was time. Since then, I have met and married a wonderful man. A kind, generous, thoughtful, down to earth soul. He is my match.
After leaving my teaching job of 11years, I have ventured into the world of jewelry design and lampworking. I taught art, so this wasn't a surprise, that I would move on this type of avenue.
I too believe in the power of postitive thought, but I do have to remind myself of this when times are tough. Right now I'm sitting back and enjoying the ride that this new adventure has put me on.
Happy Holidays to you all, and my peace be with you!

stephani said...

Hi Jelveh,
I love your psting...it explains your eternal optimism. I have had many of stories of love in my life...I would have to say that the one that stands the test of time is my husband's unfailing love and support. He has nursed me through several accidents, 10 years of debilitating depression, and now manic depression, etc, etc...all the while taking care of our 2 kids, keeping the household running and working a more than full-time job himself all the while. He never gets impatient with me, never shows any signs that he minds taking on the extra burdens...he's a great guy, and I'm very lucky that he found me.

Enjoy the holidays,
Namaste,
stephani

Randi said...

About nearly 6 years ago I got a call from a Denny's south of Seattle @ 2:30 am - saying: "We think we have someone here that needs you." It was my dear Maiden Aunt. The one who had first told me art was something more than a pastime. The one who took care of my Mother during her final days. The one who never had children - but always drew them to her. Somehow she had gotten on a train in CA - and tried to get here.
After rest & food, I took her to the Drs - and she was diagnosed w/Alzheimers. I knew that if her heart brought her here, she needed to stay. My friends asked how (w/ a
child with Down syndrome and Autism)a single Mom could do this. I could only say - how could I NOT?

In a fit of positive thinking, I left my job & opened my home studio to the public. I could never have known what it would grow to become (www.artatTheRanch.com). Or how much her presence in our lives would mean. And how many ways we would learn to love.

Randi@artatTheRanch.com

victoriab said...

different, hippie, rebel, outsider, artist freak...
always feeling i was the odd one out, i saw the world as them v/s me.
then one day, i supposed inspired by the many self-healing books i was reading, i started listening to my thoughts. i discovered there was a judge living in my head. where i had always been sensitive to others judging me, i discovered i was judging right back, and not only judging the judgers, but judging myself as well!

through the power of positive thinking, i learned to accept and replace these thoughts with positives, thoughts that were discerning instead of criticizing. a wonderful side effect was that i understood that we all are hurting, we ALL have judges in our heads. Now I can look at others with compassion, no matter who they are and what they've done, and i seldom find myself sensitive to others' judgments of me. we all truly are one!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jelveh,
Thank you so much for the flower bead. I am soooo excited to get it and will decide what to do with it after it arrives. It is absolutely beautiful and so unique.

I'm also excited that you will be moving back to California. Will it be back to the Santa Cruz area? Maybe one day i'll be able to meet you on one of our infrequent travels to CA. That would be wonderful.
Aloha
Lee