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The Good Old Days

Living in a time of pandemic, troubles and sadness topped with my little boy crashing into his teens- and my older guy joining the workforce full time and stepping away from home even more- this mama has definitely been longing for the “Good Old Days”.

But then, I think,  will we look back on these days that have seemed so hard and see the beauty in them that we missed while living them? Not seeing the forest for the trees you could say.

Time does have a way of filtering out the sting of bad days- and maybe- when we look back on the past few months, we will seem them as a time of re-centering, refocusing and reconnecting with the ones we love most. Maybe we will one day long for the slow days we have had now, the lack of schedules and places to go and things to do.  This life we have been living has not always been perfect- but- if we look hard enough we can see, there have been a few perfect moments. 

Adjusting focus. Maybe that’s the secret to finding joy in our days.

Say goodbye to the oldies, but goodies, because the good old days weren’t always good and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.

— Billy Joel
This feeling of nostalgia is what worked it’s way onto my drawing board recently.  I have been in a bit of a creative slump- and I just couldn’t find a spark to bring to life. The it got me thinking, maybe by looking backwards, we can see the “now” a little truer. Good Old Days.  They are something we remember, something we create and something we look forward to. 
It’s a mini kit – but it’s filled with a lot of heart.  Everything packed inside was thoughtfully crafted to add a prompt to the stories of our Good Old days- whenever they find us.
*You can find the Good Old days mini kit here in my personal shop as well as at the Lilypad.  I’d love to see the stories you tell with it! 

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