Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays – Week Five
Papercrafting Gratitude – We’re at it again!
Another day of focusing on what we have to be grateful for – please share that which you’re most thankful for too!
Each week we’re “practicing” being thankful by dedicating time to considering all we have to be thankful for, and sharing it during Thankful Thursdays.
And some of us are papercrafting our gratitude and sharing what we create.
Please join in whenever you can and invite your friends…the more the merrier!
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.
First, I’m thankful for healthy food!
The past few months have not been kind to my waistline (or hips or thighs or tush!) and being on the road just made matters worse.
And, while we usually eat in a healthy manner, we ran off the rails when all the medical stuff started.
Well, I’ve had enough!
I’m back to a very-low-carb diet and have cut out sugar (something that’s very hard for this sugar addict!).
I’m also back to making fresh fish, meat, veggies, etc. and focusing heavily on staying away from anything processed.
So far so good – down 1.5 pounds!
How about you, is eating healthy challenging for you?
Are there “treats” that are super hard for you to resist?
If anyone wants to join me in dropping a few pounds, I’d love to be and have the support!
I’m also thankful for the ability to work out at home. I just started up again and I already feel better.
Right now I’m just focused on getting in 20 minutes of weights and floor exercises first thing in the morning and a 30-minute walk in the afternoon/evening.
If I can increase that to 30 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon/evening, I’ll be very happy.
Everything we do physically counts, right?!
And finally, I’m hugely thankful for creative podcasts.
I have a few favs that I like to listen to and I’m so appreciative of the time the folks producing them put into making them informative and/or entertaining!
They’re great to listen to while walking or running, cleaning house, creating in your craft room, driving, passing time in waiting rooms (with headphones on, of course!), etc.
If you’ve never listed to one, try it!
And, if you do listen to them, which ones do YOU like?
An update on my Thankful Thursdays Journal…
Last week I added in a page about and for my son and this week it was time to create a page about and for my daughter.
I had a lot of fun with spray mists (and a clearance sale household item turned stencil!) this time around and I’ll be sharing some fun ideas with you in a future post – stay tuned!
And yes, this is still that same kraft cardstock, just heavily misted with Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions Spray Inks (LOVE them!).
Here’s the page I created for my daughter:
Now, you’ll notice that her page is very different from my son’s page – well, they’re really different!
I love these photos of Chari because they show who she is, a chameleon of sorts.
Almost every time I see her, her look is at least somewhat different, and sometimes drastically different!
And yet, she always looks beautiful.
Uh yeah, I’d look like a clown! She looked amazing!
Of course, I had to add the same little journaling titles/blurbs to the back of her page that I added to my son’s page, so back to my ancient Chatterbox stash I went!
I knew those supplies would be worth keeping and get used…someday. 😉
Of course I’ll also be adding journaling to the front of the page and answering the questions the journaling spots on the back ask…soon.
And now this page, like the one for my son, is in the People – Family section of my Thankful Thursdays journal.
Thankful to be making progress on this project!
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!
Have ideas for Thankful Thursdays t-shirts and badges?
We’d love to hear your ideas!
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?
We’re 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 page is in process, but still not completed. Fingers crossed for this weekend!
The entries on this page will be updated each week and will include what we at PCC share, as well as the 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!
I’m so very thankful for all of you and hope you all have a great weekend.
I’ll be around tomorrow, checking the comments on this post, if you want to chat!
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