Friday, April 1, 2011

The YamDaisy Cafe Dragon

This dragon picture describes just how I am feeling about my YamDaisy project at the moment.
The different dragons fighting, dancing, some hardly visible, but one standing out strongly!

It is a common problem, but still really hard, to have a good idea and not have the resources: health, money, networks... to get it into practice.
I am an ideas person and even on my worst days can have six impossible ideas before breakfast! But my impossible ideas have got better and better, and this one, the YamDaisy Cafe idea, is one that just should be possible.

It is the idea that could most simply and sustainably solve the most problems, and improve the most lives, of all the good ideas I have ever had.

But here I am with the worst health, the least money and the fewest resources I have ever had in my life. What to do?

My current aim is to get it into as complete an argument as I can, in as engaging a form as I can, on my website and then see if I can invite people to consider it for their community, or other endeavours, that have the YamDaisy aim of providing delicious healthy food in a sustainable way to everyone who needs it.

But even the work of sorting ideas and finding the right words and images and the right presentation style is hard work and my health has been in a down swing for a few weeks, so the project feels like my knitting, sitting patiently in my workbasket for years, waiting for me to get back to it.

While I always knew I might never get the project off the ground, my heart hadn't quite believed me. But I was giving my heart a good talking to over the last month. That is.... until the feisty black dragon jumped out again.

I only need to hear them talk on the TV or radio, or see an article in the newspaper, about worsening food statistics, the awful health of people who can't feed themselves properly, the different attempts of people to address the issue.... and that heart of mine jumps up again saying 'Listen to my idea!'

So here it is at the top of my priorities again, hoping for a health upswing to come quickly!

Cheers dragons! Keep moving! My heart believes.

 And who knows, I might even be able to do some knitting again too!

PS The dragons come from a beautiful book 'Chinese Textiles' by Verity Wilson.


  1. Yes it is a tough one Joy! But I am sure that with all the good ideas that you have, one of them will pop up...
    Good luck!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear your health is not at its best. This project of yours is truly inspiring and I just wish there were someone to matelialise it.
    Keep on thinking, Joy! Your ideas are brilliant!
    Take Care!

  3. Thankyou Therese and thankyou Yiota for your lovely words!

  4. Ah, Joy. Would that I had words that would cheer you up. I'm sorry that you are not well and your dreams are on hold. Take it one day at a time and see what happens. In the meantime, take good care of yourself. Blessings...Mary

  5. Your words have cheered me Mary, thankyou!
    Hello Taio