Happy Thanksgiving 2021

This coming Thursday, many US Americans will once again be celebrating Thanksgiving.

Last year, I remembered how I was introduced to this holiday by a Pueblo friend and what it means to me.

The last few years have not exactly been easy for me and last year it was sometimes so difficult that I did not know if I would make it. Nevertheless, there are so many things I am grateful for – or maybe because of all of this.

Schwarz- & Weißdorn C © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von Schwarz- und Weißdorn mit roten und dunkel-blauen Beeren an braunen, stacheligen Zweigen. An dem Ornament sitzen eine braune Schnecke mit zwei roten sowie einem blauen Punkt und eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of sloe and hawthorn with red and dark-blue berries on brown, spiky branches. On the ornament sit a brown snail with two red and one blue dot and a black spider.
© Stefanie Neumann - #KBFPhotography - All Rights Reserved.  -  Bildbeschreibung - Image Description:  Letzte leuchtend-bunte Herbstblätter an Bäumen in der Sonne gesehen durch einen Spalt.  -  Last brightly coloured Autumn leaves on trees in the sun seen through a crack.
Zweige Bordüre L © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von kahlen, braunen Zweigen mit hellblauen Wassertropfen und Spinnenweben. An dem Ornament sitzt eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of bare brown branches with light-blue water dropletts and cobweb. On the ornament sits a black spider.

Thus, it was particularly during my weak moments that I learned a lot about my strengths – up to and including those of which I was not yet aware, or at least of which I was not very conscious.


Sun/ KBFB_2021-11-09_Goldener Oktober 14 © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnete Sonne mit Gesicht in Gold- und Orangetönen an einem azur-blauen Himmel. - Hand-drawn sun with a face in shades of gold and orange on an azure-blue sky.

My creativity has received an upgrade despite everything. I have discovered new sources of inspiration and dared to try different things that I enjoy.


Schwarz- & Weißdorn Bordüre R © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von Schwarz- und Weißdorn mit roten und dunkel-blauen Beeren an braunen, stacheligen Zweigen. An dem Ornament sitzen eine braune Schnecke mit zwei roten sowie einem blauen Punkt und eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of sloe and hawthorn with red and dark-blue berries on brown, spiky branches. On the ornament sit a brown snail with two red and one blue dot and a black spider.

Without a few special people, I might not even have become aware of these strengths and in the particularly bad moments, I might simply have perished. A few of them I met only very briefly, with some the relationship changed to a whole new perspective and with others new acquaintances and even friendships were formed.

I have found out how to support my immune system through my diet in such a way that my autoimmune problems have decreased significantly. Yes, I still have to take extra care of myself, but I can also help myself better now. – And I have done all this without feeling like I am giving up anything, because I have opened up so many creative possibilities that my diet now offers more variation rather than less.


KBFB_2021-10-19_Über Integrirät Copyright: Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted – All Rights Seserved. Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichneter nautischer Kompass in orange-gold und braun. Oben rechts sitzt eine gelb-braune Biene, oben links sitst ein rot-schwarzer Marienkäfer mit drei schwarzen Punkten, unten links sitzt eine braune Schnecke mit drei orange-goldenen Punkten, unten rechts sitzt eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drawn nautical compass in orange-gold and brown. A yellow-brown bee sits at the top right, a red-black ladybird with three black dots sits at the top left, a brown snail with three orange-gold dots sits at the bottom left, a black spider sits at the bottom right.

By rediscovering Tai Chi/Qi Gong for myself, I found my personal access to the idea of Zen – which at the same time offers me solid support in my life. In this way I also got to know my own centre better and my personal stance in and towards life. This has given me self-confidence and faith.


Zweige Seperator R © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von kahlen, braunen Zweigen mit hellblauen Wassertropfen und Spinnenweben. An dem Ornament sitzt eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of bare brown branches with light-blue water dropletts and cobweb. On the ornament sits a black spider.

Handgezeichnetes Herz, weiß mit roter Umrandung und braunem Schriftzug "Dank" in der Mitte, aus dem oben Ornamente im Stil bunter Frühlingsblumen wachsen während sich im Herzen ein roter Marienkäfer mit schwarzen Punkten, eine gelb-braune Biene und ein violett-altrosa-brauner Schmetterling so wie außen am Herz eine braun-rote Schnecke befinden. - Dank_w690cry © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Hand-drawn Heart, white with red outlining and brown writing "Dank" (Thanks) in the centre and ornaments reminicscent of colourful Spring flowers growing out of the top while there are a red ladybird with red dots, a yellow-and-brown bee and a violet-dusty rose-brown butterfly are inside the heart and a brown-and-red snail outside on the outlining.
For all this and much more, I am grateful.

Is there anything in your life for which you are thankful?

Are you ready to shine a bright light of awareness on the path of beingness, today?

Much Love,
Steffi


Zweige Seperator L © Stefanie Neumann - #KBFHandcrafted - All Rights Reserved. - Bildbeschreibung - Image Description: Handgezeichnetes Ornament im Stil von kahlen, braunen Zweigen mit hellblauen Wassertropfen und Spinnenweben. An dem Ornament sitzt eine schwarze Spinne. - Hand-drwan ornament reminiscent of bare brown branches with light-blue water dropletts and cobweb. On the ornament sits a black spider.
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