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Throwback Thursday - Gratitude Wall Plaque

Hello Altered Pages and DIY Design Studio Friends and Fans.  It's Danie here coming to you with a Thursday Throwback Post acknowledging the approach of Thanksgiving.  Although we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia it is at this time of year my thoughts turn to being grateful for all that I have in my life.  Being Grateful is always a great thing to do when things don't go to plan and you get a little bit stressed which to be honest was a little how I was feeling today when I realized my project was due and I didn't have anything done for it.

So rather than rush and chuck something together I paused and have chosen to do a throwback Thursday Post.  It does happen, sometimes life can cause us to loose focus and be a little bit distracted and we find ourselves caught out so to speak.  In my case today I was unorganized partly because I had been away last week and left things to the last minute like I often normally would do, the difference however this time was I had some other unplanned events occur this week that needed my time and attention and I found I totally forgot about my project and then upon remembering had no time left to focus on it. 

So it was as I came onto the blog this morning stressing about not having a project made, I was inspired by the quote I saw on the products featured on Jean's last post where she spoke of the change of seasons and the special celebrations such as Thanksgiving coming up.  This quote had me thinking about Gratitude and it was a wonderful reminder that we can all choose to be Happy, and at Peace in any moment. 

The quote read "It's not the happy people who are thankful, It is the thankful people who are happy!"

So here is a Gratitude Creation I made a few years back using a great array of products available from Altered Pages/DIY Design Studio.  I loved creating this project as the birds and yellow speak to me of happiness and also the Light that returns with the Spring which is the season we are now in here on the other-side of the world as the Northern Hemisphere moves into Autumn.  I love this quote too!

This was a project I made a How to Guide for at the time.  You can find the step by step instructions here.

Danie xx


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