“Happiness is a place between too little and too much.” –Finnish Proverb
I don’t really make New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve never had much luck with them, and it seems that all of them are centered around doing more, or less, of something. More exercise, more vegetables, more fun time, less sugar, less television, less stress… Sound familiar? My favorite resolution each year is simply to focus on “Balance.” Some weeks are better than others, but when I focus on trying to include a little of “this”, and a little of “that,” in my life things just seem to feel right. Too much of anything just messes with my equilibrium. So, I made a little reminder of my focus for 2014.
Happy New Year and Best Wishes for balanced 2014!
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. -Robert Fulghum
I wanted to whip-up a little birthday gift for my friend, and this is the perfect quick and easy handmade present! I don’t know if it’s a by-product of being a former English teacher, a librarian, and of course, a lover of books, but I adore any project that uses letters and words. So, I’ve been collecting board games from the thrift store and using the pieces to make Scrabble tile message boards for the special people in my life. Today, I met my dear friend for a birthday breakfast, and wanted to reminder her to cut-back, just say “no”, and quite simply make more time for herself! (Good advice, wouldn’t you say?) Just take a Scrabble tile holder and a little glue (I use E-6000) and admire your “instant message.” Once you start, you will be thinking of all the important words you want to share!