The toon above I was saving for Valentine's day - but wanted to share it tonight. I know it should probably say 'One Plant, One People and One Planet' - but Planet sounds too distant for me. ONE PLACE, Right here, right now.
One Love. Not just for the plant - for each other ;)
This past month I have had 3 different times when someone has involved me in a dispute- that has nothing to do with me. I AM a Mom, Cartoonist, Cannabis activist, I draw in hopes of educating Parents of very ill children. I am very grateful that my work is getting out there, Thank God. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed - not from drawing, but from life and other distractions and yes people forget that we are still dealing with STUFF. Our son and his pain, Cannabis is making our life easier but the facts are - our son has a progressive bone disease and it tears at my heart. NOT one days goes by where it does not cross my mind, especially when I see him in pain - even now with cannabis. I have seen my baby, child, son suffer and know he will continue to do so, so really ... REALLY!?
Before you involve me into 'he said - she said' PLEASE don't.
I don't have the time or energy for it.
Today I had to have several botox injections in the side of my face and head from a very painful, $#@!& twitch that does not go away. I judge people on how they treat me. I now try to treat everyone on how I'd like to be treated too. I have to work equally as hard and it is a pleasure to do so. I want quality in my life not quantity.
Don't we all not have enough stuff going on?? The thing is I care about everyone that has involved me in these 'disputes' - so It can be a bit stressful. Added stress I do not need.
DRAW and think about the positive people who are focusing on what is important - what brought us all here together from all over the world! How cool to have people seeing message in Norway, Spain, Japan, Africa! WOW! The internet ROCKS! I have FB friends from all over the world who e me and tell me how much they like my cartoons and messages. This is what I need to focus on. We get one chance and I for one do not want to waste any time on anything negative!
Because I LOVE what and who I am doing all this for. I AM sure of what I am doing.
I'd like to end on a beautiful e mail from a friend from the U.S.A who I met through FB, with a beautiful family that works hard, has beautiful kids and like MOST of us us - she just wants to use her medicine and be left alone!!! No crimes being committed. Also -just like many like to go home and unwind with a glass of wine people like to unwind with Cannabis and for millions of others it is MEDICINE, helping ease their pain and suffering!
" I know they are priceless to you, as they should be... but your art makes it easier to accept the pain, sadness, confusion, the why me's, and the truth that so many suffer much greater than myself. I hope your day is lovely and I hope you know, realllllly know that you help others , help themselves...even if and when we can't seem to do it ourselves. So I hope this finds you happy, healthy and renewed. And I hope I fall back asleep...lol...I look forward to the expo more and more everyday! I'm thinking I could spend a million dollars up there!! Educate! Recreate! Medicate! Donate! Meditate! Appreciate! Celebrate! ... lol I hope these eyes find rest, and that your day is as AWESOME:) as you are...
xoxo and peace for your heart lovey"
I sign off now to go and draw and think of good stuff, good conversations.. On my mind tonight Robin, My Dr. I visited today, Puppies, my friend Rache, Storm and rice crispie squares.. and PEACE.
I do remember that disputes come because we all care and we all have hearts and we all get hurt.. One people, One Plant, One Place. xox <><