Welcome to the Scrapworthy Lives Scrap Happy Blog Hop.I've been loving reading Stephanie's blog about the Scrap Happy project over at Scrapworthy lives, so I was thrilled when I found out she's got a blog hop going. You have probably found me from Kiss and Tell Scrapbooking.
This month the theme is:
Keep a Contented Heart
During this busy Christmas season when advertisers and even the government seem to be encouraging us to buy more, do more, and spend more ;Gretchen Rueben suggests some tasks that keep us focussed on contentment:
Laugh out loud
I’ve talked about a couple of ways to document the laugh out loud moments in my Dececember Daily Inspiration Podcast!
Use good manners
Oh yes, being mannerly can help us focus on the good, and be concerned about our own actions rather than those of others.
Give positive reviews
As a young teenager, I decided to try complimenting at least one person per day, something I should pay attention to doing again!
Find an area of refuge
For me a few quiet moments of contemplation, prayer and sleep while Emily rests are my refuge. My art is also a refuge, but one that I can’t rely on being able to do every day! But I do write most days – especially during December Daily!
Being Content helps me focus
Rather than being scattered thinking about the next big thing, being content helps me focus on the here and now, the precious moments I have in my hand already!
How has being content brought you happiness lately?
Head over to Nihao, Cupcake! for the next stop in our journey.
In case you get lost, here are the rest of the blogs:
- Fun Mama
- Kiss & Tell Scrapbooking
- Melissa’s Blog – you are here
- Nihao, Cupcake!
- Our Life with Spiky Potatoes
- Scraps & Sass
- Scrapworthy Lives
- Slice of Life
- Take a Picture and Remember This
- This Kalil Life
- Your Memory Connection
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Enjoy this post? You may also enjoy Lisa Day’s Journey to Happiness What Matters Most class at Big Picture.
What matters most in your life? Have you really taken the time to think about the answer to that question?
“We will be working towards celebrating and creating a life
dedicated to focusing on what matters most to you!”
- Lisa Day
In Lisa Day’s latest workshop, you’ll spend four weeks setting up creative action plans to make sustainable changes that will help you focus on and stay true to what matters most. In class you will create two layouts and two mini albums which can be used as a guide to creating and celebrating a life – never losing sight of what matters most.
Do you want to make some changes in your life so that you can experience greater happiness and really focus on the things that truly matter to you? The journey to happiness is an on-going process, but with a clear focus, you can enjoy that journey every step of the way.