In the middle of all of the (many) things that have been going wrong this month, I've been thinking a lot about blessings.
It's funny how blessings can seem so relative--you look at one person who has the things you want, and think how unfair life is. And then you read a story about a young mother dying of cancer or something, and realize that your life is brimming with blessings but you've been too sorry for yourself to notice them. Or maybe that's just me:)
I created this layout with the Lily Bee Lovely line--which is totally up my alley. The journaling reads: No matter what troubles I'm facing, all the beauty in the world cheers me up. Thank you, G-d, for flowers.
Technique-wise, I used Studio Calico's Mr. Huey mist in Piglet to highlight the two embellishment clusters on my layout. I find that I like mist best when it's used more sparingly, like this. My beloved Apron Lace punch also came out for a spin. As well as my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly--love that little guy. [ps--just saw the apron lace punch is on sale at Two Peas!]
So today, I'm going to spend the rest of my Sunday enjoying the blessings I have. And if I forget, this little quote reminds me how lucky I am to be so loved, and to love in return:
"And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth. "
— Raymond Carver
What's one good thing in YOUR life today?