Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays – Week Twelve
Papercrafting Gratitude – more sharing!
We’re again dedicating time to thinking about, sharing and/or documenting what we’re grateful for – “practicing” being thankful by dedicating time to reflect on what we’re thankful for, and sharing it during Thankful Thursdays.
Some of us are simply leaving comments about what we’re thankful for, and some are papercrafting our gratitude and sharing what we create, but it’s NOT a requirement for participation in Thankful Thursdays.
Please join in and invite your friends!
For those who missed the
Thankful Thursdays | The Be Thankful Project launch post,
please check it out and then come on back and join in.
Thankful sharing – here’s what I’m thankful for this week…
(Sorry for the terrible photo – I’m blaming the cold meds and watery eyes!)
First, I’m super grateful for the entourage of meds I had available during a wretched cold last week.
And, for the boxes of tissues the hotel housekeepers supplied me with any time I asked for one!
I was on the road last week (in California and then Seattle) and as some of you may (unfortunately) know, it sucks being sick while traveling.
But, having the meds you KNOW work for you makes a huge difference in how much you suffer through an illness.
Oh, and having my own hot water kettle that I could use to heat water for hot tea was a true blessing!
I lived on hot mint tea for the first few days!
O.K., I have to add that I’m also hugely thankful that that cold is behind me!
So, what are your meds of choice when you have a cold?
Or, do you just tough it out, preferring to slog through a cold sans-meds?
I plan to include the photo of the meds I carry with me in my newly-started Project Life® album – it’s something I feel the need to document.
Second, I’m very thankful that the vacation rental we booked for our business planning retreat was amazing!
The photo above is the view from almost every room in the house!
It was a perfect place to “recover” from being sick and provided the perfect environment for planning out the next 15 months.
All that fresh air and quiet (man was it quiet!) was exactly what I needed for creative brainstorming and goal list-making.
The energy was incredible and I was working on ideas and writing to-do lists like crazy!
Stay tuned for the results of this past weekend!
Do you have a favorite getaway or place that’s conducive to plotting out your personal or business future?
If so, why not document it – create a canvas, art journal page or scrapbook layout, or send yourself a postcard from there next time you visit and remind yourself how great it is!
I’m going to start sending myself postcards from each place I visit – on the backs I’ll share what I liked the most, and any funny or interesting things that happened. Then, I’ll connect these with binder rings so I can “check out” and revisit the places I loved most anytime I feel the need.
And finally, I’m very thankful to be back to living a more healthy lifestyle.
If the cold I had last week had any upside it’s that I was reminded how rarely I got sick when I was taking great care of myself – working out, eating well, drinking water and sleeping enough.
I’ve always been very health-conscious, and worked out regularly most of my life, and I miss how good I used to always feel.
I’ve set some new health goals for myself (including losing weight and getting fit!) and I’m already working on them.
Check out my pedometer from yesterday’s walk!
I’m extra proud of those 6,242 steps because it was 90 degrees and 54 percent humidity here in Austin – normally I would have said forget it when I realized it was that hot!
I was motivated to get moving!
And, after getting some serious blisters yesterday (I didn’t have my shoes tied correctly – dang it!), I could have skipped today’s workout.
But, when I discovered I couldn’t wear my running shoes (even with Band-Aids on my blistered heals), I decided to walk and run on our treadmill…in my socks!
My walk-and-run was awesome and I followed it with some weight work. Yay me!
I’m already feeling a bit sore, but I feel better…so much better!
I’m creating a mini album with the 5 Ws + 1 (the Who, What, When, Where & Why…and HOW!) of this better-health journey and I’ll share it here soon. I promise!
What goals are you working toward?
Are you documenting your journey?
I believe in documenting the “before” and “after,” if for no other reason than to have a motivational tool at hand when a new goal (perhaps a harder goal) is leaving you feeling like you might fail.
Taking a look back at what you HAVE accomplished makes it much easier to believe you can do whatever you set your mind to accomplishing.
We’d love to see your goals and journeys documented – share scans, photos or links in the comments and motivate us all!
That’s it for my sharing this week – now it’s your turn!
So, who and/or what are YOU thankful for?
Please share your Thankful Thursdays thoughts and/or papercrafting projects for this week – just leave a comment letting us know what you’re thankful for, and link to the project you created to honor it if you created one.
You can list as many or as few items as you want to share, and as much detail as you feel comfortable including.
there’s no wrong or right way to do this
and papercrafting is NOT required!
Thanks so much for joining in this week –
welcome to the Thankful Thursdays club!
Please join us again next Thursday as we share and tell again.
And, if you want to share how you’ll be tracking, documenting and/or papercrafting what you’re thankful for, please leave a link in the comments on this or any post – we’d love to see what you all come up with!
Oh, and in case you missed it…
The Be Thankful Project
What’s The Be Thankful Project?
Once we’ve collected a few more Thankful Thursdays posts (and many more comments and shares from you!), we’ll be adding a new page on our site titled The Be Thankful Project where we’ll include, in an alphabetical list, what everyone shares during Thankful Thursdays.
The entries on this page will be updated each week and will include what we at PCC share, as well as thankful topics from all of the papercrafting projects and comments submitted.
We won’t be including names with what you all share, just adding the share topic to the list so others can check it out and use it as inspiration for their own “being thankful” endeavors.
We want to hear from you!
So thankful for all of you – have a great weekend,
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