The first few days of summer, I read the book One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It is about celebrating life, feeling gratitude at all times, even in the face of challenges. It is beautifully written in a way to move you closer to God and how so many of the scriptures apply to life and your actions. It was well timed for me to read it.
Since I have been trying to practice living in the moment, I have started a gratitude journal again after a 12 year break. It is grounding me again.
Enter in the July kit from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out. The theme is Perspective. Ah, how perfect! Feeling grateful and being fully in the present requires the right perspective. I was very excited. My first layout celebrates how blessed I am.
I used these lovely papers to create this page, building lots of words along the side of the page. These two creatures and Steve mean the world to me. I need to live fully in the moment so I can be the best mommy I can.
A little note to myself about keeping this as my frame of reference. It is a reminder to be grateful during good times and when there is adversity.