Today, I'm sharing my take on this month's Scrap Around The World challenge. Wow, Heather McMahon has created a stunner of a mood board. It is so bright and cheerful.
Here is the link so go and check it out:http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.co.za/2015/10/october-2015-challenge-30-by-heather.html
So again I found myself creating a journal page. As I may have said before I love the freedom of expression it allows me. It really allows me to let my hair down and relax. It is a case of "whatever goes", no rules and no restrictions.
Here is my take on it:
This month's theme is also to be thankful and I guess, it is something we sometimes miss in the rat race of everyday life. Being thankful for the little things is key to being happy. Lately I have really become more aware of how much we have in life. We have so much but we do not always see it and other times we may even take it for granted. So many times we wish our lives away, literally. We wish it would be Christmas, we wish it would be weekend again, we wish for that next holiday etc... – me inclusive. The reality is that these pleasure times we so often seek makes out a very small proportion of our lives, because very few of us can afford to be on holiday everyday. Do you agree? So my intend is to try and find the beauty and pleasure in every day. I want to actively seek for things to be thankful for every day such as the filter coffee in the morning, the birds chirping, my Labrador 's happy face and cuddles, my hubby and every bit of love and friendship I receive. It is normally only when things are taken from us that we realise the small things were huge in themselves. The ability to work, to walk, to see, to smell, to hear and to taste. All of these "normal" things are blessings which were given to us freely, yet these abilities are the very things that allow us to enjoy the best of each day.
So with that, I' ll leave you to ponder a bit till next time. Be happy, find joy in your everyday life and enjoy creating something beautiful.
This Scrap Around The World Challenge is open till the end of the month so go and play along.
Products: Watercolour Paper – Kaszazz, Magicals – Lindy's Stamp Gang, Wire –Krafters Korner, Metal Embellishments – Prima and Scrap Matrix, Flowers – Scrap Matrix, Chipboard – ScrapMatts, Stamps Prima & Amy Tangerine