Sunday, October 18, 2009

You can never say "it" too much

I am not a huge fan of Autumn or Winter, being cold, shorter days, trees with no leaves, snow, nope I will pass on all of the above. I am a fan, however, of Giving Thanks and I love that we have a special day set aside to remind us to be thankful for everything we have. In reality, everyday is Thanksgiving right? Although I don't watch Oprah, I remember hearing something about a gratitude journal. Sometimes I have trouble falling asleep or maybe I am just in a rather pessimistic mood. Surely no one else ever feels that way. Today's project is a small place where, when I am feeling negative, I can begin to list things that I am thankful for. I don't write sentances, no dates, no tabs and no lines, just blank pages where I can write words. Maybe I feel like drawing a little sketch or writing upside down. My challenge for all of you is to create a special place outside of a regular journal, to jot down anything that you are thankful for. I promise you will begin to feel very blessed and happy. Another thing I like to do as I fall asleep rather than writing, is to start a mental list or prayer of things I am thankful for. What a wonderful way to drift off to sleep. Thank you everyone who stops by here and leaves such wonderful comments. I love reading them and they truly do brighten my day.


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Danni said...

I have more days than not when I feel pessimistic! What a wonderful journal!!

Cindy Haffner said...


Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a neat idea. Beautiful journal.

Mina said...

Beautiful card Justine...dont know why you would dislike these colours you use them just perfectly
Mina xxx

Golden said...

Honestly, reading your post gives me hope. Making a journal sounds like a wonderful idea. I am so going to do this. I pray for many daily, you are one of them. We all need to be more thankful. Thanks for your comments and for your blog. Keep it coming.

Stef H said...

what a beautiful card! i'm THANKFUL for YOU!


Erin Smetak said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE it!!!! I think this is one of your best! And you can tell that your heart was in it.

Have a wonderful week!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Beautiful card Justine!!!

Patti said...

This is so lovely, Justine. Beautiful colors. I'm a sucker for edge punches.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Gorgeous, Justine - and what a brilliant reminder for us all. I need to do this more often, and feel like I would be better about writing down what I'm thankful for if I had a beautiful journal like this. Love the ribbon/button treatment and the beautiful earthy colors. Stunning!