Design Team: Scrappin’ Your Heart Out (SYHO)
Design Theme: Love To Learn
Sometimes – well, a lot of the time – I fail to listen to my “inner voice”. My intuition. I suppose that most of us are like that. Life is busy with noise and grit. This morning I was at the grocery store with a rather large shopping list. I made my way to the checkout lines, and there were very few open. I pushed my cart over to the aisle to wait my turn. I turned around and a woman had pushed her cart behind me. She only had a few items. I pushed my cart to the side and waved her in front of me. A few minutes later, another woman pulled up behind me in the checkout line. She only had a few things in her basket, as well. I thought (selfishly) that if I keep stepping aside for small basket loads, I will be here all day……….But, I just couldn’t do it. That inner voice told me I needed to step aside and let her go in front of me. She was very grateful, and as her things rang up (among them a lovely plant with purple flowers….) she said: “how did you know that I was late for an appointment?” Well, I didn’t. But I could sense the unease in her movements and face. I guess I’m only recounting this tiny experience because it has reminded me to be more aware of others. My agoraphobia sometimes forms a protective barrier around me when I need to be out and about. I need to open myself up more, really “see” people.
My husband and I went to the coast this past week, and it was a lovely experience to spread his brother’s ashes in the sea. The sunset was brilliant and beautiful, the sky filled with colors of fire as the ashes fell into the sea. The ashes had been mixed with orchids from Hawaii. And the very next morning there was a lovely rainbow arc about the sea.
At Sunset – Rockaway Beach, Oregon
“Love to Learn” is the theme for this month’s Blog Train. I no longer have kids in school, but even if you don’t either, there should be some items that will work just fine for other layouts. Please be sure to visit the other designers in the Blog Train to find more lovely items for your scrapping.
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