Thursday, 9 December 2010

8th December {#reverb10: Beautifully Different}

Prompt: Beautifully different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different - you'll find they're what make you beautiful.

Hmmm. This prompt is so not me. Yes, I'm a beautiful princess warrior, bla bla bla. So, how to respond?

Well, while typing the above sentence, I was inspired (handy timing). And for this, I'll respond by talking very briefly about illness.

5 years ago, I became ill with what I would later discover/be told was M.E. I had ambitions and plans but they all got dashed upon the rocks. And that sucks.

However, if I had never become ill, I would never have returned to one of the passions I gave up after A levels: art. I would never have discovered the healing therapy of creating and I would have missed out on learning a lot. I'm pretty sure that, had I been well, I would have blindly joined the rat race immediately after university and my imagination would have been packed away in a box somewhere. And so, what was meant to harm me, has been turned around and used for good. And that is what has made life beautifully different: that good has come out of this. 


  1. Pippa, thank you for sharing. It's amazing how good things can come from apparently awful things, isn't it? A bit cheesy but oh so true!

  2. This made me really think because I've been thinking a bit same in last couple of months - actually the whole year. It have happened so much things I couldn't understand and which hurt me but with some of them I'm starting to realize that they needed to happen and they made me to be who I am today. And I'm thankful being who I am right now!

    And have to say this: you look so beautiful and which is more important: you're beautiful inside too! I've been really thinking that without spending time with you after I came back to England after Christmas I probably would have returned home quite soon.

    Now reading your blog tells me something more about you which I couldn't see same way when I visited your home or met you in the church. I hope I could tell you more when I chat with you face to face, I hope that I could be more like me but in English it's a bit difficult. That's why writing is a good way me to share everything.

    I started scribbling maybe a bit too much but there were things I wanted to tell! Thank you for everything!

  3. What a great post! I just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog, and I definitely relate to this post. Thanks for your honesty, and I'm loving the reverb prompt posts!

  4. A beautiful, insightful post xx

  5. Thanks for the comments and encouragement, folks :)

    JennElaine: You like the reverb posts, eh? It surprises me that anyone would be interested. I'm working on a big reverb post for before Christmas day (it's Christmas Eve as I write this so not sure it will happen!).