Lisa Bearnson, yep, the "queen Bee" of scrap booking (and a little empire called Creating Keepsakes) is coming to Timeless Treasure in two days....I am more than excited...which bugs me a bit. I am so excited to meet her...to watch her, to see how she ticks....to listen to her...to let her know how much she inspires me...to do what I love, to express my thoughts through a creative outlet...but all in all, God created her, just like me, and you...she is just a person who has created a life around what she loves, what she believes in, and a way to express what matters most to her....with a little perk here & there...of creating an EMPIRE...sounds like Oprah, Donald & Martha....yes, in my rolodex of important people, she is filed under B...(next to Bon Jovi)
There is a page contest & she gave the challenge to those who are coming to crop & meet her, to create a page based on the theme of "What Matters Most" and since I am an employee, I can not enter..BUT I love the title and the thoughts that it presents....I am choosing that phrase as my mantra. To use it for creating scrapbooks, journal entries, design work, basic everyday living, parenting, love, family life...you name it, it is going to be based on it. Maybe all along it has been, and I just did not realize it until it was written down in front of me, but now, it is going to be a noticeable standard. something I will teach my children to live by. When I make a decision, when I create a thought, when I answer a question, when I ask a question, when I make a choice...It will be based around that phrase....and as I was blogging this REALLY EARLY morning...I can across this quote, from none other than OPRAH....
"It does not matter what you have been through,
where you come from....
None of it matters.
What does matter is how you choose to love.
How you choose to express the love.
Through your work,
through your family
through what you give to the world..."
can you imagine what this world would be like if everyone lived like that? I am sure GOD has mentioned it numerous times to us, and we have heard it....we just have not listened.
enough said...challenge yourself to go out and make it matter!
p.s....thanks Lisa B...