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Posts tagged ‘Gratitude’

The Choice Belongs to Me


I either get bitter or get better. It’s that simple.

I either take what has been dealt to me and allow it to make me a better person or allow it to tear me down. The choice does not belong to fate. It belongs to me.

I decide to make more choices that serve my happiness and well-being, today and every day.

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Gratitude


Wishing you a day of remaining in the moment. Not the past or future or story. Not your thoughts or anxieties or lists. But right here, right now, straight into the center.~~Victoria Erickson

Some say I’m too sensitive, but, truth is I just feel too much. Every word, every action, and every energy goes straight to my heart. Thanksgiving isn’t an holiday. It’s choosing to see. Everyday. And I remember this. Every now and then; when I’m far ahead in my mind, or deep down, in the past. And I turn, or look up, by accident–I see myself where I should be as who I am and who I should be–one and the same. This, here, now.

Gratitude turns what I have into enough. Love every second, every surprise, every possibility, every detour–with a grateful heart.

Thank you for stopping in and sharing my blog with friends. It brings me great pleasure to take you along on my journey of self discovery, self love, and crafty adventures! Visit me on Facebook here for inspiring projects. As always, they are FREE.

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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Let the Gratefulness Overflow


…to the blessings all around you. Then, it will really be a good day. Thanks to my friend Kristin for sharing the link.

It is difficult to take everyday as the first and last one because routine keeps things appearing the same making me overlook the beauty in people, relationships, places, skylines, flowers, and more importantly the beauty of LIFE. Thanks, Louie Schwartzberg, for showing me LIFE‘s soul again. It brought tears to my eyes and humbled me today.

Even though my eyes never gained clarity since waking up this morning, at least I am smelling, hearing, tasting, feeling…and living!

Life is good…if I can surround myself with my family, wholesome food, yarn, fiber…and knitting.

Little Tulips is another quickie–fits a 1.5 to 2-year-old done in a day–test-knitted for my friend Ewelina Murach, who resides in London, United Kingdom.

The tee starts out with a sideways yoke, worked together with an I-cord neckband.  After the tulip yoke is completed, stitches along its lower edge are picked up for the body and sleeves.  Short rows are used to raise the back of the neck to make it anatomically-correct.   By working the body and sleeves top-down, it makes this adorable top easy to modify for desired length.   The pattern comes with two sleeve-options:  long and short.  The lower edge and sleeves are finished up with a pleasing I-cord bind off.  Totally seamless.  When it’s done, the top is literally ready to wear.

This downloadable pattern will be available on Ravelry sometime before March is over, hopefully in a week or two, most.  I love this design and hope you do too.  Do you  smell Spring in the air?

Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!

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