May 12, 2008

Positivly Positive!

As one mother told me after I had my second child,
"The days will be LONG, but the years will be fast." I often reflect on her wisdom. Sometimes the days ARE longer than others and I must say some days I look forward to bedtime with a special sense of relief. I know all people occasionally have these same feelings of long, dark days.

With that in mind, knowing the difficult road Jodi has ahead of her we would like to offer her our support by sharing the ways we get through our difficult days.
What can turn your day around? What do you do to turn off the stress? When you are tired and feel like you can't go on, what do you do?

This month we would like to sponsor a Positively Positive contest. The winner will be chosen by Jodi and will receive a special hair clip made by her.
To post your support and entry, leave a comment on this post.
We will announce the winner in a month. Check back for you name and at that time we will ask for your address.


  1. When I have a difficult day... I like to get outside and enjoy the natural world around me. It helps me to see my life through the perspective of time.

  2. It will be a rough road at time, but I know Jodi has the attitude to get through it, not just to survive, but to thrive.

  3. know you helped me so much over my "rough patch" recently. Remember to rely heavily on your friends...there's nothing we want more than to be a great friend TO a great friend :)

    I also love to crank up my favorite...get me all jazzed up type of song, and sing outloud. Over and over...I don't care who hears me! Sometimes I just need a little Pat Benatar's "hit me with your best shot" Love ya girlfriend!

  4. I am a bog fan of Jodi and HHQ and feel so sad to hear of this diagnosis. Your attitude and giest bloggers support is an inspiration to me.

    I am 5 months in to a 15 month separation while my husband is deployed to Iraq and this week my son (youngest after 3 girls) was diagnosed with autism. I feel so overwhelmed and it is hard to keep my head above the water. But I pray and read scriptures to find strength. And when I can get going I sew, sing karaoke and eat potato chips while drinking Diet Coke!

    All my prayers are with you, Jodi, and your lovely family. I got to know you a little through EtsyKids and EtsyMoms (Which I am horrible members of since my husband deployed) but know you are beautiful inside and out. If God brings us to it, he can bring us through it.
    Much ALoha to you all and I will keeping checking in.

  5. I'm big in the prayer department, as my faith in the Lord is THE foundation for why I do anything in life!
    The life verse for me, the verse that helps me through any and all challenges is Romans 15:13.
    "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
    In fact, I like to think of the Holy Spirit as a powerful force field around me!
    Hope that helps in this difficult journey, dear friend.
    Many warm thoughts and prayers for you today and for the many days, hours, and moments to come,

  6. Jodi, I am a member of Etsymoms. When I was first excepted on the team, I was so confused (was really bad with computers at the time)& I didn't have a clue on what to do. I sent you convos to your shop & you helped me out & always responded back even though you were so busy answering back questions from other clueless people like me. lol Thank you! :) You made me feel like I was a part of the team from the very beginning. My thoughts & prayers are with you! :)

  7. Jodi, may God bless you and give you peace. You are such a strong person, I know you will fight and win! Many prayers being sent your way.


  8. Jodi, You were one of my first contacts on Etsy (the little button experiment :). I've peeked in on your shop from time to time and have really enjoyed watching your business evolve since then. Just happened across your blog tonight~please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Positively Positive~
    If I'm really in a rut of negativity, I wear a rubber band around my wrist and literally snap myself out of a negative thought. It's a great reminder and the sheer silliness of it makes me smile again!


  9. Hi Jodi, by reading the last several posts on your blog by your wonderfully committed guest bloggers, I can feel the aurora of love, support and positivity that surrounds you. It's no wonder, you attract what you are!
    Thanks to you, I stopped procrastinating and had my first mammogram last month. Thank you thank you for gently prodding us all to do what is right for our families and loved ones. I can't wait to meet you!