Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Still Choosing Joy!

What does that mean choosing joy? It means being content with what is good in my life. It means not sweating the small stuff. It means finding something good in people around you who are determined to disrupt your peace. It means being thankful for opportunity to see God carry you through a tough situation.

Here's my practical example for today. My boys take off their socks and leave them "there". "There" is wherever they were when they took them off. Get it? We spend a lot of time in the basement. As I look around the basement I see socks. So instead of either leaving them there for them to pick up when they get home from school, or picking them up myself, I decided to dust. I don't know anybody who likes to dust so saying that I don't like to dust would be a mute point. But from now on when I see socks on the floor, instead of wasting my vocal chords by yelling, I'm going to dust with their socks. Did I ever tell you that I live in the dustiest house in the world? Now this has to be our little secret because if the boys find out I'm not going to get upset about their socks anymore, I'll be dusting 24/7!
This A2 card is embossed on the front with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. The flower and acrylic piece are attached with brads. I trimmed off a little with the Cloud Paper Edgers and added green pattern paper behind it to hide the brads. I also added a very thin strip to the top in the space that didn't get embossed. The brad in the center of the flower was black and white until I rolled it around on the green ink pad. The stamp was sent to me by Staci for Christmas. This is the first time I've used it!


Staci M. said...

Ok, question...what do you do with the dusty socks, then? Plop them back down where you found them? Put them in the dirty clothes where they belong? Throw them out? The curious MUST know! LOL!

jacki j. said...

way to go Staci! You know I haven't come up with a solution for the dusty socks... Any suggestions??

Jarie said...

Great card Jackie. I can't wait until I get my new embossing folders. They should be shipping today.


Dot said...

I love it Jacki! Dusting with their socks! What a great idea!!

Still laughing!!

Sandra Smart said...

I love this card! The name of our Bible study is "Just Joy"!