The LAST day of Art Every Day Month!!!
Another addition to my Sketchbook Project.
I wasn't so sure about it last night.
But it is always better the next day in different light...
I did this page to kick off my
"Take Good Care of This Moment"
And to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed Art Every Day and met some wonderful artists, and will miss the daily check ins!
So, let's talk December.
It can be a mad rush to keep up with everyone and the radio constantly telling us we only have __ shopping days left.
It can be an utterly heartbreaking month where things go horribly wrong and they just aren't supposed to in December.
It can be exhausting keeping up with all the kid's parties and festivities and school programs, not to mention our own get togethers.
It canbe a month with sweet, cherished moments.
It can be a month where we take a couple of minutes and post about a moment we took good care of,
and then encouraged others with that moment.
Which is what I'm aiming for!
I'm learning to "Take Good Care of THIS Moment".
Whether it is a sweet, cherished one, or a rather difficult one.
On vacation last week, I saw the sweetest little girl dancing with the waves on the beach.
She wore multicolored striped leggings that stopped at the ankles and a florescent pink skirt with a top that had the Superman emblem on it. Plus, it had a CAPE.
I took such good care of that moment and stopped to remember the joy of walking in the sand, the squeals of my girls when they were little and the water surprised their toes. I stopped to cherish the time I had to build sand castles with Brenna that day. I have cemented it in my heart and mind for forever, and it is a wonderful memory to have to look back on.
Or, for instance:
After vacation, I was at the eye doctor's with Brenna and was informed she had the beginnings of cataracts.
How was I going to "Take Good Care of THAT Moment"???
Well, I stopped for the moment and took stock of the situation.
I screamed a little in my head-"REALLY, GOD, REALLY????"
Then I thought about how Brenna is not in imminent danger, her life is not threatened, nor is she being admitted to the hospital. Plus, I really like her doctor.
It was an interesting situation to look at that moment a little differently.
All that to say is,
You are cordially invited to
A LINKY PARTY!!!!
Every Friday in December.
(2, 9, 16, 23 and 30th)
Every Friday for the month of December, (the 2, 9,16, 23 and 30th)
you can join in. Share your moment that you were able to "TAKE GOOD CARE OF."
Post it on your blog, link it to this one and we can all encourage each other through this month.
Now, the really fun part!
If you take the code for my badge on the right side of the blog, and post an invitation for others to join on YOUR blog, leave me a comment (with your email) here telling me you did so, and I will send you a little thank you in the form of one of these tags pictured.
Let's get the party started this FRIDAY!!!
I'm looking forward to "Taking Good Care" with all of you!!!