Sticking Your Neck Out
Sometimes we stick our neck out, for things we believe in, for those we love.
When we stretch to help others, we often learn and grow. We see things Differently.
It is in those moments we can add more love and Beauty to the world, through a simple act of kindness.
Can you remember a time where you learned something from helping someone? Inspire us with your tale in the comments below.
Recently, I’ve tested a new glaze, and I am pretty excited by the results. You can check out some of these new pieces here.
So neat! My parents love pottery mugs!
They will be ready for Christmas! 😊
Hey Ariel! We are uploading one a week! Maybe your parents may like one of the ones released so far: https://rakupottery.ca/mugs/ Please let me know should you have any questions – I hope you are keeping well!
I adore this perfect pair of pictures and words💙💙
wow that is so beautiful! Such talent.
Thank you for your kindness! I hope you are keeping well!
As always, beautiful work-some day maybe I will try the wheel! As for your question….as my mom ages, I’ve been helping her more with doctor appointments & medical care. It’s been difficult seeing her decline, it’s been a learning process of what my children will be in for, I’ll do my best to remember what not to do & what not to say….she didn’t have the luxury of helping her parents age, so I guess she didn’t learn how to do it gracefully. It’s rough business getting old!
I have yet to go through that with my parents and will keep your comment in mind when that time comes. Thank you for sharing and I hope you are keeping well 🙏
Beautiful pictures to compliment the words!
Thank you Astrid, I appreciate your kind words and hope you are keeping well 🙏
Beautiful,we get caught up in our lives that only hinder our thought process.We must grow spiritually and extended a hand of hope to many that only see the hauntings of their past!
Thank you for your comment, Mark. I agree it is a kind of spiritual growth – and something that I am always working on learning. Kindness can heal. Keep well 🙏
I have had these experiences.. I’ve learned that sometimes helping goes a long way. But also sometimes, it is taxing. I usually see it as observing the world around me and knowing where my limits are. I don’t know if it counts as help but I once went to an illustrators’ drawing sketching event so my friend could wind down. She had given a few options, and was thinking about attending a radio show.
Absolutely. It is key to find the middle path to be able to help in a way that is sustainable. Thank you for your comment and I hope you are keeping well 🙏
Stuck my neck out for racial justice when a friend reposted some fake news. Somehow my comments (just pointing out that the news was fake) offended her and (after a fairly tame back and forth) she said I was “sick” and “needed help.” I’ve lost a childhood friend but now that I’m over the shock I’m so glad I spoke up.
It was a very stressful experience but I feel purified, as if by fire. I want to be strong and reflect the beauty of the world in all its sublime colors and gradations.
That sounds like it would be difficult! I am glad that it has worked out toward some personal peace at the end of it. 🙏