Where does the time go? It only seems like yesterday that we were all celebrating Christmas and now here we are already half way through January. So here is my second post for the Path of Positivity Challenge.
As I intimated in my first post, I tend to think of prosperity in term of things that money cannot buy. Of course there are times when I wish I had more in the way of worldly wealth but when I start to list all the ‘priceless’ blessings I have I soon realise that I would rather have them than money.
I realise that the way we think of prosperity changes with life experiences. I suspect that if you offered any health person untold wealth for life in exchange for a couple of years off the span of that life they would leap at it, where as the same offer made to a patient in a hospice might receive a different response. Things become more valuable when we stop taking them for granted.
I have a confession to make, I had to give myself a good talking to this week. I had an appointment with my cardiologist and discovered that there is nothing they can do to stop the atrial fibrillation. Rather than focus on all the things I can still do I fell into the trap of feeling sorry for myself because I can no longer go on hilly rambles. When it dawned on me what I was doing I gave myself a good telling off and reminded myself that I can still walk and can still do many things that a lot of people with heart conditions cannot do.
Most importantly to me is that behind everything that happens in life I believe that God is with me every step of the way and I find that very comforting in the darker times which we all face now and then. My project, a large fridge magnet, reflects that in the verse I have chosen to feature on it. I made it for a very dear friend who has had to make some life changing decisions and enters 2016 with an uncertain future. My prayer is that it will comfort her and also that you reading this will also find something in what I have shared too.
Glitterbabe Stamps – Clipboard
gold embossing powder
blue acrylic paint
Insert the Bible quote onto the image on the computer. Print out the image twice. Colour in one image and colour just the bulldog clip and the pencil from the second image.
Paint the back of a piece of cardboard with the acrylic paint. Stick the complete image to the unpainted side and cut out. From the second image cut out the bulldog clip and the pencil. Cut a piece of magnetic sheet to fit the back of the board and attach.
Emboss the bulldog clip with gold embossing powder and then two layers of the clear thick embossing powder to make it firm and raised.
Attached the embossed bulldog clip to the front and after shaping the pencil slightly attach that using 3d glue gel.
Finally thread a length of ribbon through the top and tie in a bow.
Thank you for dropping in. I do hope you will consider joining us at PoP, there is still time to put in your own entry. You do not need to write a thesis, unless you want too! The only requirement is that somewhere in your post you state how your project fits the theme, especially if it is not evident in the image itself. So why not take up the challenge for 2016 and discover new things along the Path of Positivity.
I would like to enter my project into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T Challenge 346 Not A Card
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #141 – Anything But A Card
Crafting With An Attitude #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #12 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #100 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #21 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #127 – Anything Goes