Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scrappy Sunday--So blessed.

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?
I did.
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?

23 comments:

  1. i adore this page. just lovely! today we are meeting my daughter's boyfriends parents for the first time. egad! ha. excited to meet them!

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  2. Thinking of you, Keshet... and hoping that events start turning around! Good to feel blessed no matter what : )

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  3. You have such an amazing attitude! :) And this page is beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful layout.
    We all feel this way at one time or another. I cherish the little things. Like hot water for my showers and a hug from my daughters. Today I am happy I got to sleep in ;)

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  5. Love this layout! The misting makes it pop! I really need to get some Mr Huey! hmmmmm. Trust me, I have those days too...like when we had a really bad day juggling schedules over spring break because DH is nin Hawaii for reserve duty while we are here in the rain. Yet, I know that pineapple (good pineapple) is in my future! Also, I get the remote, the whole bed, and get to eat what I want! Things to be thankful for! Thanks ;)

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  6. I love your little clusters, and the mist. I have yet to play with mist, and I really think I need to! I also am thankful I was able to sleep in, I was up WAY too late last night!

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  7. beautiful page. i love the clustering and misting. it's easy to lose track of the small things.. life is so busy we often times forget to stop and reflect. I'm terribly bad at it. for me, today, my one good thing is peace. some alone time to just relax, kick back, and enjoy watching guilty pleasures like QVC and of course, blog hopping. =)

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  8. Love the mist behind the clusters! It is always hard to remember to little, good things on a daily basis!

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  9. such a lovely post- good to have a healthy point of view of our own personal lot in life... thanks for sharing :o)

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  10. Beautiful layout! I love that you scrapbook things like this... I need to to that more often. I find it therapeutic just looking at this. Super cute embellie clusters and I like the subtle misting too. I don't quite have that touch with the mist...yet. It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon and I'm at work in a cubicle feeling sorry for myself. I should not even be at your blog...sshh don't tell. I've been struggleing lately with being both a good mom and good employee. But I am blessed with a job, and one that I like overall. And with a husband who loves and supports me and kids that continually make me smile.

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  11. this is such a neat moment to scrap. i don't think it's being sorry for yourself. if you were selfish than you wouldn't noticed ;) it's okay to be down and out now and again, that is what makes us human.
    it's a beautiful layout. i love love the colors

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  12. this is exactly how i've been feeling this past week..just broke up with my boyfriend of 3 years but i feel so incredibly blessed & know that God has an awesome plan for my life & there's so many possibilities in my future!

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  13. I love that quote! I would love to use that in a layout. And your layout is beautiful! (That goes without saying.) I think we all go through periods of the blues and feeling sorry for ourselves from time to time. One thing about growing older is that it seems that you seem more content with your lot in life. kwim? I think that it is good that you are able to see your glass as half full instead of half empty. And also to remind others to do that as well. TFS!

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  14. we are all so blessed, but it is a true gift to feel that way. I glad this is a gift you have.

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  15. Great message and your layout is beautiful.

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  16. Perfect layout Keshet. I feel blessed today to be free to make my future better.

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  17. Beautiful! I love the embellished corners and the message!

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  18. I love when you end your posts with such inspiring questions.
    There is so much good stuff in my life. Thanks for asking and making me remember that!
    I am putting your quote as my fb status. I love it!

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  19. CUTE page!
    the good thing in my life today is scrapbooking.
    ;)

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  20. It's a gorgeous layout....and yes, many of us have many blessings for which to be thankful.

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  21. Love your page and your message Keshet. I needed this today :)

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  22. beautiful layout- and I love that quote.
    My grandfather is dying and there is much family angst rising to the surface because of it. But, I am counting myself blessed with family, friends, and a husband who all love me despite all said angst :P and support me through crap and laugh with me when times are good :)

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