Yesterday we dove straight down into our hearts, to the truest stuff of life. We reflected on the middle moments that are really the bulk of our breathing here on Earth. It's lovely to sit and reflect on the rosy, merry, and treasured times we know we each have. But what happens when real life comes rolling along, or the dishes come calling, or the laundry knocking? Where are the treasured thoughts then?
I found myself missing a practice I used to do regularly and decided to dust the 'ol idea off again.
Scrapbooking, in a modern way.
For some reason I've never been one to delve into my deepest thoughts and desires into a journal that just anyone might happen upon. And by just anyone I mean my toddlers or the other moms I have over for playdates. But still, these thoughts are usually tucked away where even I can't find the journal half the time. So this particular scrapbook I wanted to be kept light and loose, a little mini vacation of sorts when I flipped through it.
I filled the rusty, chippy tin full of scrapbook cards and embellishments I had laying around but was meaning to get to "someday", added a blank journal found for 40% off at Hobby Lobby, some Instax photos (I'm still mad at this camera, but these were from my one and only roll of film), and some watercolors.
Each day I reach down into my bucket of happy thoughts tucked away and spill them over onto the page. Little blessings or laughs here and there, moments of kindness between the girls, a slight breeze that interrupted a hot day, this is the stuff my worship is made of.
What's a do-able way you can start writing your story today?
(Don't forget, sign-ups are ending soon for the Photography Rosy Retreat, coming September 19th! Photos are an excellent, visual way to capture your unique story! Read more here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)