I have my good days, but I also have my fair share of bad ones. It's as if I wake up and roll right out of the wrong side of the bed.
The great stealer of joy strikes again, and I allow him to. I let my wall down and just let him convince me that whatever it is that has me bent out of shape is more important than loving the people around me well. Though that isn't my intention, that is inevitably what happens. I hide behind fake smiles and uninterested conversation, stealing the joy of laughter and sincere concern from my friends.
It's so easy in today's world to allow the "dreary wearies" to set in and ruin your whole day. I am so guilty of this from time to time. We know people who have allowed that attitude to take over day after day, and it's no fun to be around them. It's quite exhausting, actually.
I am learning that it is our responsibility to raise our children in such a way that develops a sincere heart, a strong work ethic and a concern for others. Teach your children about gratitude. Start when they're young and help to create a thankful heart in them. Our children learn by example, so be that for them. Look for ways to daily display an attitude of gratitude so that it becomes a natural reaction for them.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
We strive to have a grateful heart, and hope it is evident in all we do. We love to create, and we love that you provide that opportunity for us.
In this day and age, it seems that thank you notes are becoming a thing of the past. For our first paper design, we knew we wanted to create a beautiful thank you card that could be enjoyed by all. The original design was created by Roxie and me, a colorful combination of watercolor and acrylic artwork.