Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays – Week Four
Papercrafting Gratitude – Are you feeling thankful?
We’re focusing on all we have to be grateful for and invite you to 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 – will you?
Please join in whenever you can and invite your friends…you know, those folks you’re thankful for!
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 to again be sleeping in my own bed!
While our friends and family all have wonderfully lovely homes and they gladly put us up when we visit, there’s just nothing like sleeping in one’s own bed. Don’t you agree?
Funny story: the first morning we were home after being on the road for two weeks (and sleeping in four different guest beds!), I woke up early and almost ran into the bathroom door – I was half asleep and thought I was still at our friend’s house!
Uh yeah, I was a bit out of it that first morning home. Doh!
I’m also thankful for my electronic gadgets.
My laptop, iPad and iPhone enable me to work remotely – from most anywhere! – and I’m so thankful that we have this kind of technology at our disposal.
During this last bit of travel I recalled the days before cell phones when I used to dash off a flight and race for a payphone, calling card in hand, anxious to check my work voicemail and respond to messages before my next flight.
In the busy airports this was often quite a feat!
Of course this payphone routine usually meant I had no time to grab a sit-down meal between flights so it was often a Pizza Hut personal pizza to go (NOT healthy!).
Now I can check for and respond to messages while grabbing a bite to eat or even from the plane. Technology’s come a long way, baby.
And finally, I’m hugely thankful that there are decent places to eat in the airports now.
I have always carried my own food with me since I have some dietary restrictions that can be tough to accommodate, but more and more I am able to find food – good food – in our airports.
Doing some traveling this summer?
Let me know what airport you’re flying through and I might be able to offer a suggestion or two.
Now, that’s not all I’m thankful for – I am thankful for many people, places and things.
But, those three above were the first ones that came to mind following my latest travel adventures so they made the cut this week.
An update on my Thankful Thursdays Journal…
You might recall that I was unable to drag along my Thankful Thursdays journal while I traveled.
This means that I have’t added any entries to it for the last two weeks.
But, I added one today…and added labels to the tabs. Yay me!
Here’s a photo of the labels I created and added to the first three tabs:
All those years working in corporate and start-up offices, and my addiction to office supplies, has paid off.
I grabbed a box of adhesive file folder labels, set up a label template in Word, entered my label titles, loaded the printer with the label sheet and voila – labeled tabs!
Next, I got to work on another People section entry – this time a page about my son, Shaun.
I love this picture of him – it is so him!
Well, almost – it still needs my journaling (but that’s gonna stay private – between my
little boy handsome young man and me).
Of course, I couldn’t stop there though!
Oh no, you know how it is – it just needs one more thing (and this is usually where I screw up a perfectly o.k. page!).
While digging through my stash I came across a very old supply and it just HAD to find a home on this page – on the backside.
Anyone recognize the almost-older-than-dirt product I used on this page?
First one to guess correctly wins a prize!!!
(A new papercrafting product, not a relic from my stash! 🙂)
I’ll be answering the questions these journaling spots ask (were they even called journaling spots back then?) when I complete the journaling on the front side of the page.
This page is now in the People – Family section of my Thankful Thursdays journal and I’ll be adding a page for my daughter in that section tomorrow (please remind me to share her page next week).
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 (I’ll be sharing my newest “people” entry, and perhaps another page or two…hopefully).
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 don’t forget to wager a guess
about the product I used on the back of my son’s page –
you could win a prize!
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 needs some technical assistance! Hopefully it will be live 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 – we know our continued success is due to your loyalty to PCC and we’re very thankful.
Thanks so much for joining us today – we can’t wait to hear – and see – what you’re thankful for!
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