There's a longing in our hearts that takes us to places. It takes us to our dreams. Somehow, someday, our heart rips through our thoughts, our mind and stands out in a way that's impossible to avoid. Because quite honestly, it's been quiet for way too long. We have been ignoring it for way too long. The heart guides us to our purpose - the reason we were brought into this world. There's a power in our heart that cannot be defied; it shakes us to our very core, hitting our thoughts like hail hitting the trees and shedding them in the process. There's a power in our heart, a truth that can never be hidden or ignored and the longer it sits there, the more powerful it becomes.
In shaking off these layers and accepting them, I have realized something…. It is the purpose of my life. The purpose of my life, I realized, is to be a flower. To be that one thing in the world that exudes laughter and love. In listening to my heart, I have realized that the only thing real in any moment of my life - is laughter. The only moment real is the one in which we unstoppably burst into laughter and spread seeds of it into the wind to be taken far far away, into the parts of the world we may never be able to touch or see.
But laughter is not constant. The winds can change direction and flowers can wilt. What once looked beautiful can now be completely dead. The heart can tremble yet once again at the loss of the ones we once loved with all of our hearts. With their beauty, we survive. In their beauty, we thrive. Perhaps they are still beautiful, we just need to remember. When they have lost their vision, we need to be their eyes. We need to remember them for who they are and who they can be. Goodbye is temporary. For in this lifetime, they will blossom all over again. This is the life of a flower and the life I am meant to live.
Hence, with broken sentences and unfinished books, my message to the world is simple:
Live like a flower.
When it's time to wilt, wilt. When it's time to bloom, bloom. Live like a flower and bring with yourself a laughter that will rip through the sky and spread with the wind like an irresistible desire.
Keep smiling like flowers,
Ish Kish Mish
July 27, 2015, 8:17 PM, Regina, SK, Canada
It took me a really long time to realize that in this life I was a very special person. In my own life and in others'. I was a person who entered your life and never left. Someone you could never afford to be fake in front of because I always saw right through you. I saw right through the million layers you had built around yourself and made you come face-to-face with your reality. From that you wanted to escape and bullshit me over and over again. But then again, I saw right through you. In front of me, there was absolutely no escape. In front of me, you had to show who you really were and let yourself be vulnerable because the only you who could meet me was the person you really were, not the person you were trying to be. Sometimes it took months, sometimes years, sometimes even a lifetime, but that was ok. If you had met me and were part of my life, some day you understood. That you'd have to throw away all the crap about who you think you are supposed to be and let yourself be who you really are. With me, you were just you. That was the power of my presence in your life.
The time has come. To launch my first ever postcard shop. Little pieces of paper have always been part of my life, especially with messages on them. I have created my postcards with the same purpose. As reminders of who I am and who I can be. In short, I call them extensions of myself, now ready to be in the hands of those who need these words as companions in their journey to find themselves.
As a writer, I have had many different types of experiences with words. I have seen people use words to destroy others and I have seen them use it to build others. And as I walked through life, I realized… while words can be used to fill doubt, fear, guilt and insecurity in others, they can also be used to fill strength, courage and confidence. For me, I want to choose the latter. I want my words to travel to every part of the world with only one purpose:
To make you feel stronger in who you are.
Not to change you,
Or fix you
To make you realize
In whatever you are today,
You are enough.
So with this message out there on this international platform, I would like to open up my shop!!! And you as subscribers will get the 1st chance to win them!! I will be giving away 5 postcards to 5 of my lovely subscribers as a thank you for supporting me in my journey and instilling in me the confidence to put my creations out into the world. Thank you for believing in me. I feel your presence, your love and your support. I feel it all everyday. Thank you so much. Here’s how to enter:
Rules to enter:
- Subscribe to my email newsletter
- Leave a comment on this post with the name of your 3 favourite postcards from my shop (link to shop)
The giveaway will close on Apr 30, 2017 at which time the shop will open for sale. Five winners will be selected using a random draw. The postcard awarded will be the 1st of the 3 you leave in the comment (as long as it has not already been awarded to someone else).