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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Super Saturday Stretch Inspriation

It's that time of year where Thanksgiving is being over run by Christmas. Where people are already talking about what they plan to do for the New Year. It is time to slow down! Take a step back and, even if just for 15 minutes, take time to journal or create layouts on what you are thankful for. I don't just mean the same old things you ALWAYS design--you know what I mean. Those cute pages of family and Thanksgiving dinner, or photos with the grandparents. Those are wonderful, but there is so much more to be thankful for.

Be thankful for the burst tire that didn't cause a wreak or hurt anyone else. Thankful for the gas bill or electric bill reminding you that you have heat and can cook food inside your own home instead of on a fireplace or outdoor hearth. Thankful for that workhorse vehicle that keeps you traveling from place to place keeping the occupants safe from the elements and others on the road. Thankful for the messy hand prints on the wall or fridge reminding you that you are not alone. Thankful for the fuzzy fur all over the floor, sofa, clothing reminding you that your fur babies love you!

I am thankful for my toilet. Really, I am! I am grateful that someone created a way to do that business inside my own home without having to go out in the snow to an outhouse that smells nasty and I can just flush a lever--gone! I am thankful for indoor plumbing and warm showers. I am thankful for innovation and creativity.

What are you thankful for? Your dishwasher? Microwave? Computer chair? Garden? Are you thankful for your grocery store or local park? Maybe you love getting mail and are thankful for having a mail carrier....maybe having amazing trash men who pick up your garbage and haul it away for you. Whatever you are normally thankful for, think of everyday items or things around you that you are also grateful for and give thanks!