Hello Creative, are you looking for ways to add more joy into your life? Life is hard and full of ups and downs! I usually start a series if thankful posts in November however I thought it would be a good time to start looking at what is going on around us and try bring get some more joy into our lives.
Do you have a grateful journal?
Lots of people keep a grateful journal where they can write three things that they are grateful for at the end of each day. I have a ton of journals and I am constantly on the lookout for ways to be grateful for the things we have in our lives. Life gets so busy and it’s easy to concentrate on what is wrong in our lives verses what is right. When we stop and take note of what is right in our lives we can be thankful and remind ourselves that everything is not as bad as it seems. Remembering things we are thankful for is one of the ways to add more joy into your life. So instead of waiting for Thanksgiving why not start working on a grateful journal now?
Want to start smaller?
Is journaling not for you? Maybe you want to start smaller, what if you made a card for someone you are thankful for? I love making a card for someone “just because”. Just because I was thinking of them, because they are awesome, because I appreciate them in my life. What if you made some cards and handed out at least three a week for next three months? That would be at least 36 people in your life that you would be bringing joy! Do you know what happens when you make somebody’s day? It brings you joy!
Yolie made this gorgeous card for us using the Be True collection of die cuts in the shop. I love the beautiful backdrop she was able to make with the same word stamp by Rita Barakat for Art Foamies! Using finished die cuts are awesome because they are already cut and colored for you! They really come in handy when you don’t have a lot of time and want to put something together quickly!
Visit Yolie Burke‘s blog for more on her beautiful card.
If you are reading this blog before 7 pm CST Oct 14 another way to add a little joy is to go this this link (or click on the picture) and enter to win our blog hop giveaway! We will announce the winner tonight on Mixed Media Monday at 8 pm CST! It is never too late to catch all the wonderful inspiration on the hop!
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No time for a card? What about a tag? It takes less time, but has the same impact. What if you you left one for your waitress when you went out to eat with his/her tip? What about the bank teller, neighbor or grocery clerk? A handmade item for someone who is not expecting it makes for a wonderful surprise! Everyone likes to be appreciated and those of us giving away joy, it will increase your joy by making someones day!
Jenn used the same set of die cuts to make this Tag.
Supplies used in this post: Rita Barakat Grateful Heart Art Foamies , Rita Barakat Be True Collection Die Cuts, Scrapbook Adhesives foam dots, Scrapbook Adhesives Tape Runner
Do you have some ways to add more joy into your life? We would love to hear about it in the comments below! Join us tonight for Mixed Media Monday and Thursday for more joyful ideas!