Tipping Point

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward! Have you ever read the book The Tipping Point? It talks about how one person doing one small thing can start a trend which changes an entire town. When I read this many years ago I decided to start looking at things with the perspective of making impact. So every decision I make gets run through my mission statement if you want to call it that. Does this make impact? It doesn’t have to be a big impact, but it needs to make one.

Do you have a filter that you run your decisions through?

When I woke up and started to scroll through I found this quote that I will leave you with. It is by Desmond Tutu.

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put all together that overwhelm the world.”

Here’s to making this place a better one than the one I found one pebble at a time.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving back after the holidays.

It’s Friendship Friday and today is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. I know during the holidays it is easy to give back. People almost expect it. But now it’s time for New Year’s Resolutions and to build the savings account back up. So I will ask you how do you give back when it is not obvious?

I know there is always a need for volunteers in several places. Here’s just a few locally…

  • 29 Palms Community Food Pantry
  • Reach Out Morongo Basin (helping seniors)
  • Concessions at Theatre 29
  • Boys & Girls Club in Yucca Valley

If you would like to get involved please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Self care so you can give back.

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. I ran across the quote today about filling my cup first so I have some to pour out to others. It is very easy during the holidays to get drained by what I am supposed to do or people I am supposed to see. Sometimes it is even fun, but it is often too much. This will leave me drained and feeling like I am wrung out without much left.

So I decided to fill myself back up. I am reading again and am starting a new 35 day program called Mindset Reset by Mel Robbins. I have realized that so much of what happens is how I look at it and not what actually is going on. So it’s time for perspective to change. To get back to the ground floor. To fill my cup again.

If you want more information on this free reset program then contact me. I’ll send you the link and you can check it out for yourself. I want more joy in life and I am realizing it is often how I look at things. How is your perspective?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Grinch or not?

It’s Friendship Friday! This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward. I am finding that everything has a silver lining if you look hard enough. Since we are in the holiday season I will use the term being a grinch. It’s a choice. I can choose to be grateful that I have dishes to wash or I can look at the mess. (When things are super busy sometimes I am glad I chose paper plates.) All of life is about choices. So I will ask you are you choosing to be a grinch or grateful?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

You’ve got a friend.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  I’ve talked about going to get lunch, volunteering, sharing a smile, and much, much more.  I want to remind you that sometimes being a friend is as simple as taking a minute and lending an ear.

I have had a trying week (it’s better now) and needed a few friends to lean on.  I am not saying this for pity, but simply to remind myself (and anyone else that needs to hear this) that sometimes a simple phone call can make all the difference in the world.  Make some effort to be a friend.  If someone is on your mind text them, call, or even mail a card.  There is a reason they are on your mind.  Listen to that small voice and reach out.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂