Friday, 17 July 2009

Inspiration and Fear

After the worries and laughter of an other busy week in life's calendar I often like to ground myself by taking a look at the garden. Life amongst the flowers goes on regardless of the ups and downs, nature rolls on uninterrupted. It's amazing how a garden can bring feelings of calm into the chaos. I love to check and see what changes have happened...which flowers are out...which have wilted away. It's full of inspiration and gives me back that sense of reality. The reassurance that life and nature go on, a never ending cycle, no matter what....good or bad.


The good news today is that our two swine flu ladies are much better. It's a nasty little virus but for most of us it's seems to be like a bad bout of seasonal flu.

I think the media hype has made us all fearful that something awful will happen if we catch it. It is horrible, but then again all flu types are something to avoid. Even so, I have to admit it made my poor heart jump when I knew it was in the family....that panic feeling was not far away. I had to change gear quickly back into sensible mode before I accelerated and changed up into panic!! I always was excitable!! It's amazing how deep breaths and sensible thinking work...if not give yourself a virtual slap on the wrist and a good talking too, lol! There's no need to panic...yet!

There is such a thing as knowing too much, or perhaps I mean knowing more than we need to know. We can end up feeling like we're watching water flood over a plain and seeing it slowly coming towards us with no way out.....I think the swine flu issue is one of these. Plus we always fear the unknown...well, I do. It's a bit like waiting to go into labour with your first know what will happen but not how it will feel. So we always imagine the worst.

So how do you get the balance right between information and planting the seeds of terror in peoples minds? That's the hard one, perhaps situations like this always cause panic? I have to admit that I don't know the answer...what I do know is it's not nice but most people have nothing to feel terrified about. It like everything else...will pass and life for most of us will continue on little changed.

Okay, enough of my homegrown philosophy, lol!! Below you'll find the download link for the rest of the Everyone Papers. I have left this one as one download and not split it, I hope that works for everyone...any problems let me know. If you missed Part 1, then scroll down to yesterdays post and collect them.


You can download the rest of the papers here

Have a wonderful weekend and check back for the Elements to complete the kit!!


daisydilly/vicki said...

the media has built up the swine flu so badly even the very word nearly kills us. i try to stay updated but not go crazy like the news wishes us to. Glad everyone is feeling better and hopefully none else has gotten sick

jmutchler said...

beautiful papers! thanks so much...i'm looking forward to the elements.

Dorothy said...

Glad everyone is getting better sometimes your right it's just too much information and panic can definitely set in.

Good to see the darn flu on the down slide.

Dorothy from grammology

tajicat said...

Glad to hear that those that were ill are on the mend. Beautiful flower! Thanks so much for the rest of the great papers! :)

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Ann said...

The flower is beautiful. I try and stay away from the news reports and the papers, too depressing. I'll stick to reading Another great paper pack. Thanks for the virtual chocolate you sent me it hit the spot. :)

suruha said...

I'm so glad your ladies are feeling better. I had some kind of flu recently. Oh, it was awful. Thank the powers that be that you have been able to head it off.

I think a lot of us, if not all, go through the panic stage. I let myself get carried away with it too many times. Then, one day, I realized. Whatever it will be, it will pass. We will make it. We always do. If it isn't going away, we learn how to adapt.

Imagine how much easier life became to know, before all hell breaks lose, that we were going to be alright. Erma Bombeck wrote that her favorite verse from the bible was "And it came to pass."

Thank goodness, I thought it was here to stay. LOL

A great big hug for you,


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makeyesup said...

Glad to hear the flu is going away and your loved ones are better. I agree that the hype is usually worse than the bug. There are so many flus out there and people die every year from them. Don't know why this one caused such a stir and the others didn't. We all have to be sensible onwhat we do to stay well and how we strive to get better if we do get ill.

Keryn said...

So pleased to hear that the patients are feeling much better. I love your flower photo. Being outside is something that I enjoy ... no matter how blah I'm feeling - getting outside especially when the sun is shining makes all the difference to my mood.

Thanks so much for more gorgeous papers.

Tina T said...

Glad to hear a real account of swine flu, it has been so built up in the news. Nice to hear that everyone is on the mend.

Glynis said...

When I nursed in the 70's the government were in trouble, and all of a sudden we had an anthrax scare and water shortage. ;0
I am so glad all is well.
Looking forward to being sprayed antivirus when I come to UK LOL
Lovely papers!

digivickie said...

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Joanna said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful papers.

Jaye said...

The papers are VERY pretty, and love that gorgeous rose photo as well!

storybeader said...

I never realized how bad a panic attack is until I had something to panic about. No fun! On a brighter note, I love the paper and their colors!

Rachel C. said...

Beautiful! I love orange!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

So glad to hear that everyone is feeling better. May it continue. Thanks for the fun papers.

xashee's corner said...

i am soooooooooo GLAD they are doing better!! that was scary! Thank you for the background papers!! Have a SUPER day! :)

Shinade said...

Oh June,
It was so good to hear from you and it's good to be visiting again.

I am glad all is better now and I so needed a taste of your home grown philosophy today.

We are embarking on a new and huge project going commercial with art and photography and I needed a few words of encouragement.

You always make me and others feel better. I am so very glad to have found your blog....blessed truly!!

I am moving back into blogging gradually. My vacation has come to an end and it is time to start working again.

Thanks for dropping in...I always love to hear from you!

Happy Sunday and big hugs,

Michele said...

What a beautiful rose! I'm partial to them myself, because they seem to be the only thing I can plant that doesn't die lol. I'm glad that everyone if feeling better!

Thank you for the papers, hope you and your family had a great weekend!


The Prince of Centraxis said...

Aye - breathe deep, stay upbeat and well nourished. The influence is only an influence, not a certain sentence. Avoid the vaccines.
Heal thyself!

For those whom knowing too much is no problem I suggest

Anonymous said...

This is great - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

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Marie said...

Awesome papers, thanks for sharing!

Zibr1 said...

Thank you !