Today our lesson in Relief Society was on gratitude. Not only gratitude for our blessings, but also gratitude for our trials and tribulations. Some of you may be thinking...why in the world would I be grateful for trials?! The hard times in our lives are the times when we are actually learning. When we are growing. If we never had things to suffer through, we would never grow. I know this to be true. Now, I'm not saying that I start each day with a prayer asking for trials and much suffering, on the contrary! I do, however, start each day asking for the strength and ability to overcome and endure all that may come my way. I have had my fair share of hard times, but I've made it this far! I guess I am just feeling very grateful today for my life. For the good, the bad and the ugly. I would not want anyone else's life. Mine is a perfect fit for me.
I went on a date with my sweetie Saturday night...we hadn't had a real date in almost a month! Those of you that know me will know that this is out of the norm. We always go on a date once a week. Life has just been toooo busy lately. It was great to be able to spend some time together. He even went to the craft store with me! That, my friend, is true love. ;o) I was looking for some wooden pegs for a project I'm working on and ended up finding so much more! (heehee...he left me alone while he went to the restroom...I had a pile when he came out!) there were some really cute little wooden items I just had to have. I played with one today and just love it! This was just a plain $1 wooden frame. It has a hole to hang it on the wall or a dowel that sticks in the back so you can stand it on your mantel. The frame is probably 5 x 5. Not too big. I sprayed it with craft bond adhesive and put some rose red designer paper over it. I cute an X where the hole was and folded the insides around the inner part. The outside edges of the frame were plain so I used some sticky strip to add some white tafetta ribbon there. The 'picture' is three flowers with stems from the pretties kit that I shaded with the SU pastels. I stuck them on with glue dots and tied the stems together with linen thread. The saying is from the Simply Said stamp set. I think I may make some more of these for the craft fair this weekend. What do you think of it? I'm loving the comments, so keep them coming!