Hello to Everyone who is able to stop by and take a look at this journal. It is a busy time of year for many of us, indeed!
I hope to make more journals in the future. Those of you who know me best, know that it has/had always been my most favourite activity to do here on deviantART. I'm not sure why, but for me, it DOES have the feeling of creating a work of art, in and of itself. But we all have our "thing" - and as long as we keep doing our "thing"- so long as it is filled with genuine positive intent, both in this WORLD and on dA, I continue to try to believe in HOPE!
Below, you will find features for a *very* specific group of people- it has nothing to do with "The Shelter Project" (which, by the way, has it's 8th year Anniversary come 2018), it has nothing to do with the various features I've been included in, or dA artwork dedications, holiday greeting cards I've received, e-mails, points, CM's *faint*, or even wonderfully supportive words right here on deviantART.
The above mentioned list, is off the top of my head, for the so very many different ways in which I have been blessed through-out 2017, by people, rather even "FAMILY" in many cases, right here on deviantART. 2017, as some of you may know or remember, was a very new journey for me medically- to survive I had to be involved in many different types of therapies- the overall PAIN alone, plus the therapies... did take away from me much of my beloved TIME I had previously been able to spend here on dA in the previous years. "Behind the scenes" there were precious few who knew how much my medical issues, caused me suffering- these people showed their trustworthiness and did not spread the information.
Anyway, when desperate times became desperate measures, my own Neurologist of many years, encouraged me to seek a type of support in which I always swore I never would. She had been encouraging me for about five years prior to the end of 2016- but I ignored the advice, until... I couldn't... and with her actual help, I began such a process of asking for this type of support. With this certain type of help, I still refused to ask for something that sometimes would seem to become a part of this, though it was indeed offered by a couple of people, and as per my Neurologists continuing encouragement, I did accept when offered, but not without something in return.
However, in most cases this help and support came in the way that it was set up, to do, and all of this taught me a new kind of humility, as well as showed me a side of people, in which case I never expected to be on the receiving end. So below is a special feature for this special type of support.
Dare I say that one year later, while I remain without a cure, or cures, I am better in that, as long as I continue with a few of the therapies for... the rest of my life, I am more able to maintain some better days!
I did say I would close this type of support after one year, but with the encouragement of a few of those featured or mentioned below, I am not going to do that. The part of my situation that caused my desperation, is about the same, because what I have to do to maintain some semblance of health for the rest of my life, continues to pile up, in such a way, that I can never stay on top of... but it will never be advertised within my journals again, but will remain somewhere on my profile.
Bless you to the fullest extent of Universal Law, to the following people/friends/family:
I miss Joe everyday.
Especially here on dA, where he held a unique and special presence! And for some of us: presents,
for he has been a GIFT to many of us. His friendship has been a gift to me, and that much
I know and can say for certain!
My Family in Germany: my cosmic twin, bro-in-law, & niece
I have to say, if it was not made clearly enough at the very top, in every single way, that I have received support
during this last year, I have been filled with gratitude. Sometimes in this format of the internet, or distance in general,
WORDS are our only ACTIONS. There were times I clung to words of such love and true friendship.
And where not everyone is good with words, nor should such be expected given each of our very wide ranges of talents,
people would drop a few points or some type of dedication, instead!
(NOT a ploy for points, just making a few points here.
Yes, I obviously do love words, myself... not because I love to hear/see myself talk, but most oftentimes
THESE are all that I have to give. Due to having to type them, it has been a different kind of pain, way too many times this past year,
when it has been physically not possible to express myself. On my better days, my fingers ARE able to do some "talkin' "
and I have these featured people above to THANK for that.
My love to you ALL, those so many of you with GOOD HEARTS, spreading love and good cheer-
NOT just to/for me, but to many, many others.
KEEP IT UP!
And May You Be So Very Blessed!