Friday, December 8, 2017

Cherish What's Important

So, is everyone ready for Christmas? I've worked all week, it seems. Gathering the many packages that have arrived (gifts I ordered) and wrapping them. Finishing the decorations. Preparing for a Christmas Party we're hosting for about 40 people tomorrow. Etc.

And... I've loved it all! Not surprising, because I love Christmas.

That being said, I haven't made very many cards this week. Only 10. But that's okay. It's been a GREAT week!

Today's card was inspired by Chapter 49 of the book 50 Truths Worth Knowing.

On Your To-Do List,
It's a Good Idea
to Put People First

Laura, a mother of two young children, often found herself too busy. The To Do list included many things - scouting meetings, chaperoning field trips, shuttling children from one school activity to another, assisting with homework, and on and on. It was often difficult to juggle everything that needed to get accomplished... and adding just one more item to an already bulging To Do List could be "fatal".

Such is what happened one day when the delicate balance of life careened into disaster. At 4:30 she was frantically trying to get to the next thing on the list - rushing her daughter into her coat without really listening to a word her daughter was saying. Then... THEN... she remembered that the items on the list were not nearly important as the daughter she was in essence ignoring. So she stopped. Stopped and looked deeply into her daughter's eyes, apologizing for not listening. She asked her daughter to tell her again and this time she listened.

Then she turned to her son and asked him to tell her about his day and she listened to him, too.

Granted, they were 5 minutes late arriving at the next destination. But Laura also realized that she was happier in that moment than she'd been all day. Why? Because she'd connected to the most precious people in her life.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp Sets: CTMH Cherish the Moment and Taylored Expressions Tick Tock stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections Black and Cream CS, Teresa Collins Freestyle Clocks DP and scraps from my scrap file

Embellishment: SU Ribbon


KarinsArtScrap said...

great design and very beautiful card Jeanette
Gr Karin

Donna said...

I think I need to check out this book. I love this advice and wholeheartedly agree. Gorgeous card! Great stamps too. TFS!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun year of these posts- I am going to miss it when it is over. Fantastic story- great 5 minutes for that Mom and her kids. I love your pink card : ) Awesome!

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful card, wonderfully wise words!!