Friday, November 3, 2017

Joy Report & 50 Truths

It has been a great week... I finished Falliday - all the Yeti requirements! YAY! I cooked some, cleaned some, did laundry, bought groceries. Now those tasks may sound rather mundane to some, but to me they are a joy. That means I am helping things to go smoothly for those I love. I studied, encouraged, corresponded. I commented and commented and commented in the SCS gallery. I read, chatted, and worshiped.

AND... I made 15 cards!

It has been a good week!

The card on my blog today was inspired by the 44th chapter of the book 50 Truths Worth Knowing.

You Can Be Anything You Imagine

JL (that stopped me in my tracks right there, because that is my initials! But this story isn't mine)... JL was a shy kid who because a fairly confident adult - or at least it appeared so. But inside... not so much.

Then, one day JL (we don't know if JL is a man or woman, so I'm going to use masculine pronouns, just to simplify this)... one day he timidly greeted the guard at the entry of his workplace and the guard nodded back. The next day, he did it again. And then he smiled to a colleague and gave a firm handshake to another. Before long he was displaying a sense of confidence that he hadn't felt before.

JL said, "Sure, I had to fake it to make it, but it worked for me." And eventually it really did work. His confidence grew and he became empowered. So much so that he was invited to speak at a convention. He received some wise advice before he got on stage. "They don't know what you're planning to say, so they won't know if you make a mistake. If you miss something in your taking points, relax and keep going." So he did. And when it was over... he felt great!

The turtle quote makes me think of the JL's in the world. 
We might be timid, but  if we don't stick our necks out, we won't get anywhere.

The inside of my card:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamps: QKR If a Turtle and Whipper Snapper Floral Turtle stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Green and Ivory CS and DP from an unknown vendor

Embellishments: Brads from unknown vendors

1 comment:

Lynn McAuley said...

The sweetest turtle ever!! Great message!!