Resting by shopping?

It’s Sabbath Sunday and I am having a slow morning (thankfully).  While I don’t especially like shopping I know it needs to get done once in a while.  My daughter, Tara, is the same way.  If the fairy with the magic wand could magically make things appear she would do it.  But instead we will be doing a bit of running to find some new jeans for her.

While it is not too restful for me to shop I am choosing to look at the silver lining.  I get to spend time with her and probably have a yummy lunch too.  I know it won’t take long since it is not our favorite thing, but it is time together.  I don’t see her much with rehearsals, school, and friends.  Now that she is driving it is even less.

I don’t say this for pity, but instead to remind you (and myself) that it’s our perspective on things.  Instead of saying I “have to” I am now saying I “get to”.  It’s amazing how your attitude changes.

Is there something you need to shift your perspective on?

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

The calm before the storm.

Have you ever looked at your calendar and almost held your breath because you see everything coming?  That is this week for me.  It always seems to get very busy right before school starts.  Band Camp, Card Class, National Night Out, Alice in Wonderland, and probably a few other things thrown in for good measure.  They are all good things, but they are all this week.

So what do you do to prepare yourself for a busy week?  Is there a “lucky” routine you do to help get through the week?  For me I plan, eat well, work out, and keep focused.  So tomorrow there will be some planning and some cutting.

The main change lately has been shifting my focus or perspective.  I am no longer saying that “I have to do…”.  I am now saying that “I am choosing to do…” or that “I get to do…”.  It’s amazing what power words have on your attitude and often your outcome.

Share your magic formula in the comments to stay focused.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂