The creative people in the scrapbooking world amaze me. And I'm often inspired by them in ways that have nothing to do with patterned paper.
(photo from Mothball Charlie)
I've been feeling so overwhelmed lately. It's a terrible feeling only made worse by the realization that I'm not doing enough to justify feeling this way. No outside job, no church calling, no out-of-the-ordinary responsibilities placed on me. And I still feel flustered and behind all the time. December Daily still isn't done, One Little Word not even started 2 months into the class. Layouts piling up in my head that I can't get around to...and this is just craft stuff! I can't seem to get on top of my list of to dos and wish I had time fors.
So it was wonderful to see inspiring words from two of my favorite ladies in the scrapping world: Ali Edwards and Lisa Truesdell. Ali has a great post right now the simple reminder to focus on One Thing At A Time!
Lisa added to Ali's thoughts with a couple of great quotes and the darling print above from Mothball Charlie (that may just be necessary. wonder if I could get it in brown to match the scrap room...) My One Little Word for this year (after changing suddenly 3 days into the new year) is BEGIN. This quote is a perfect jumping point for me and a different way to look at my word. But the thing that stuck with me from Lisa's post today was a quote of her own: " because i'd rather do a few things well than everything half heartedly. because sometimes things won't work, don't fit or just can't happen. and that's ok."
Love these ladies! I'm so grateful for the special online people I'll probably never meet that take the time everyday to share their gifts and thoughts with others. Their little bit of time let me stumble onto some great life truths today and that's pretty amazing.
Have a great day!