so i receive a text from my friend kris yesterday to let me know that i made the back cover of memory makers! and i can't believe it! so you know i had to rush down to scrap happy and buy copies for my mom, my niece sienna (the other beauty in the frame) and of course miranda and i! life is pretty sweet!
so last night as i was watching the office (we love that show in this house!) the phone rings and it is a cell number that i don't recognize and i think, hmmmm, should i answer it? so thankfully i do-on the other end-my cousin tiffany! yeah! she is coming to town for the hoop dance competition at the heard musuem! i can hardly wait to see her cute face and catch up! have i told you lately that i love having a big family!
despite my many attempts, i could not add any text to my last post-so, i will add it here instead!
can you tell i am totally on this paper fortune cookie kick!?! while perusing martha stewart"s website i found directions for fortune cookies made of felt and thought-why can't i make those out of paper-i have LOTS of paper! so i made a few and incorporated them into my 14 days of valentine's class and then i got to thinkin about this amazing stash of little yellow bicycle loot that i received from julie, our fearless xyron leader-and the cogs in my noggin started to turn-and this altered take out container and coordinating fortune cookies were the outcome of that. little yellow bicycle is such a fantastic company-their product lines are the bomb diggety to be sure, they incorporate all kinds of goodies in each product line-die cut paper, ribbons, patterned paper, flocked stickers, epoxy, fabric and cardstock stickers, stamps, acetate embellies! the possibilites really are endless!
Ac*cept"ance\, n. 1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered,
with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable
reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine,
i pride myself as being a very accepting person. i take people for who they are and try very hard to remain without judgement. i am not saying that i don't judge people, i am infact human, but i do make a conscience effort to keep my judgements in check and try to be aware when my mind goes there. and though i choose to believe that we all deserve respect and acceptance, i struggle with those who believe that their way is the only way. i struggle because, if what i just stated is true (that i am a very accepting person) then shouldn't i accept even those who have what seems to me to be radical views, be those religious, political, or those who choose to not accept others ways. i struggle with feelings of hypocrisy, i want them to accept me for who i am, so shouldn't i accept them for who they are? where does one draw the line? what about people who knowingly make choices that will negatively affect someone else's life? i know in my head that the laws of karma are at work and i do find peace in that. i want to continue to grow and evolve as a person, and more acceptance is part of that. so, i guess- here's to growing!