I journal mornings with stream of consciousness exercises, and
I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. whenever I have time. I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art! You can do it too!
The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “key.”
The key to surviving depression is gratitude.
Every day I write about what I am grateful for, and often it is
just a line during the day in my calendar journal.
The more depressed I am the more I do gratitude if I want to
move away from the dark matter looming in the corners of my vision,
waiting to slip into my consciousness.
I record joyful moments.
But no mistake, I also record the horrendous.
Right there in my art journal or writing journal next to the gratitude.
Writing it down, doing image, releases it from my mind.
But daily I write and draw gratitude.
This morning I am grateful for Mitchell doing “Tiger Cat” with Izzee and Gibbs on the bed.
I am grateful that we get to have our buddies with us while we work.
When the cats get to the studio we tell them all about what we are doing…
they run along joyfully as we open the doors in the rooms they are allowed,
feed the crows on the roof, put out fresh water,
or if I make a new climbing hiding chair tent for them to explore.
Cleaning litter becomes play when Izzee catches the sound of the scooper in the sand…
And I laugh when I hear Mitchell finally have to banish her so he can get the job done.
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