Happy Valentine’s Day!

May the hearts and minds over flow with love on this fine weekend…

I have to say I’m really not much of a Hallmark holiday kind of person…but I do have a sort of attachment to that “crazy little thing called love”…

Through my life, which you may have kind of figured out has been somewhat “interesting”…some would say difficult… I have had to learn to love the unlovable, accept the unacceptable, and learn to forgive the unforgivable…and move on, and act in the world.

When I say love the unlovable, it doesn’t mean I hang out with those people, but I find something in my own heart and mind to say, “They are human, they have a history, they have a story…it does not make up for what was done to me by them…but it means that I can love them as human beings from a far…”

Early in my life I didn’t have that down real well! LOL…But as each year goes by and I stretch my ability to love others as human beings, and learn to stay in my own healthy space, I liberate myself from the burden of the need for retaliation, for retribution. I’ve also found that what goes around comes around, and I do not have to be the agent for that retribution anyway πŸ™‚

Why do I say this? Well, if you haven’t noticed, I may blog rants, but my solutions to problems tend to be on the creative side, and I work to find new ways to liberating crochet…because folks I am interested in liberating my own mind…as Bob Marley said to do in “Redemption Song”…

I think this is the best way to free ourselves…from many things…and LOVE real love, not the stupid petty, “emo” (as my daughter would say) kind of love, is one of the best ways to do that…and heck I know we crocheters show that kind of love in our projects all the time… So here’s one for you! The Crocheted Flannel ornament can be found on my personal blog “The Secrets of yarn.” Click the I Heart Crochet photo to get the free pattern!

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4 responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. And right there, I believe you have discovered the meaning of and secret to living life. I’m not so great at it, but I try.

    Thank you, fearless leader!

  2. The CLF book was on my Christmas list and I got it and am really enjoying it! What a great group and I’m so glad to have found you and to have your book. Thanks for doing what you do!

  3. Fearless Leader of the CLF

    Ah thanks! πŸ™‚ I wish I was good at it all the time Aimee, but you know it’s good to stretch ourselves πŸ˜‰ LOL

    So trying is a good thing!

  4. Fearless Leader of the CLF

    Anne,

    Wow! That’s awesome to hear! So glad you enjoy the book. I’m sure all of the folks who contributed to it will love reading that comment!

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