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Sunday, December 26, 2021

Celebrate Everyday Things ...

Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle, if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but, on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past. ~Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887), "A Completed Year," 1882 December 31st, quoted in Plymouth Pulpit: A Weekly Publication of Sermons Preached by Henry Ward Beecher in Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, Vol. V, Printed from Mr. T.J. Ellinwood's Stenographic Reports

Running a bit behind ... but a new Sunday Song & Rhyme Challenge has started at The Outlawz Challenges and will run through January 8th, 2022.

Our sponsor this month is Alex Siberia Designs with a generous prize of $15.00 to her Etsy shop which can be found HERE.

Our Song/Rhyme this month was selected by Jen


What shall I wish you?
Treasures of earth?

Songs in the Springtime,
Pleasure and mirth?
Flowers on your pathway,
Skies ever clear?

Would this assure you
A Happy New Year?
What can I wish you?

What can be found
Bringing you sunshine
All the year ‘round?

Where is the treasure,
Lasting and dear,
That shall assure you


New Years Wishes.
What do you wish for yourself or for someone else?

I think my sentiment says it all … Celebrate everyday thing … I would wish we all took the time to do this. I’m just as guilty as the next person to have blinders on. We get so caught up in the actions of the day – work, home, school etc. that we overlook the everyday things and people that make our lives easier, happier, brighter.

I believe in setting up realistic goals, but I don’t really make New Year resolutions. I feel we set ourselves up for failure and disappointment when we do (because its expected) and then fail to meet those goals.

But I do think I am going to strive to stop and celebrate and say thank you out loud to someone or something that is a part of my everyday.

Supplies used (5 x 7 card)
  1. Image “Lisa’s Garden” printed on Hammermill Color Copy
  2. Banner punch from Stampin Up!
  3. Cardstock from The Paper Studio (Base) and Stampin Up!
  4. Momento Ink
  5. ProMarkers
  6. Sentiment from Unity Stamp Co.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stop by The Outlawz Challenges for more challenges and Inspiration!


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Jane Savage said...

What a wonderful card and definitely a sentiment to live by!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things I hope you had a lovely Christmas!! xxx

The Craft Princess said...

Beautiful poem....beautiful card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Marie Bingaman said...

What a great way to think about daily life! I know I definitely get very caught up in all the mundane things that I forget to appreciate all the things and people that mean something to me! Thanks for the reminder, AND thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends...good luck! :)

~Marie B -DT

Jill said...

Love the sentiment and card

Thanks for joining us at Gem of A Craft Challenge!

-Jill, Polkadoodles DT

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