Day 11 of #artjournaladvent2022

Every day, I receive a prompt to create a page in my advent art journal.

Today’s prompt was


Without our health, we have no life.
I always knew that.
But it wasn’t until I was confronted with some serious health issues (a little cancer journey and a recurring colitis, to mention only the two biggies) that I really felt that.

As with day 10 on saying yes to the things I want in life and that my energy can handle, my health has taught me how precious and fragile it is.

I know a lot of people that are going through quite some body and mental health struggles right now.

It often may feel like walking on the leaves of water lilies. You have to tread lightly and move carefully or you’ll sink. They can only carry so much.

And we tend to want to carry so much that it weighs us down.

Physically and mentally.

So I think about my health being like these water lily leaves.

My brain and my body are so wise and always give me signs way before I (want to) see them.

So listening to my body and energy and getting to know them better is crucial.

Saying no, taking breaks and naps, having a pretty empty agenda, thinking before saying yes … are all things that help me take care of me.

It required making a lot of changes.

And you know what?

This ‘lighter’ life is pretty awesome!

🦋What was your greatest gift in 2022 ?🦋