play doh memories — who knew? Isn’t it fun how there are common threads of memory that run through our lives. Play Doh could have been Popsicles, Band Aids, Barbie — or something less "branded" like grape soda, Saturday-morning cartoons or tetherball. Think today about "things" and the memories that stem from them and surround them. Then consider starting your next scrapbook page from that perspective.
If you can, take a few minutes and read some of the memories that have been shared here — it’s amazing! I am printing and compiling your Play Doh memories. I think I may even send them to Play Doh! Don’t you think they would want to read some of the memories they have created in the lives of people? Don’t you think that would be a cool birthday present from me? Kiley, our super-duper admin at Big Picture Scrapbooking will be helping me send out our Happy Mail. Watch for her email, and thank you for taking the time to comment and share — you are always so good that way.
I was in an all-day meeting yesterday, so missed my chance to share Wednesday’s Words
when I went to the mailbox last night, Tasra Dawson’s new book Real Women Scrap was waiting for me. I was able to sneak a peek at Tasra’s ideas before publication. I was even priviledged to write an endorsement of her accomplishment. I am so happy for her, as I believe she has put into words many of the life lessons and insights we gain from our committment to scrapbooking — there are so many parallels and she is touching on them in a personal and articulate way. I’m actually not sure where you can purchase Tasra’s book, but you can probably learn more from her publisher.
I leave with you an excerpt that I support 100% — the idea that we must include ourselves in our scrapbooks …
Years from now, we will look back and regret not letting anyone take a picture of us cuddling with our niece or nephew or standing next to Goofy. Friend and family won’t care if we lack trim figures or flawless faces. As hard as it is to grasp, they want us — just as we are. We need to accept ourselves today the way our grandchildren will one day. We need to care enough about ourselves to take back our time and our lives. Focus on the positive contributions of your life. There is only one you! Don’t let another moment pass without letting the world enjoy the beauty and mystery that you alone possess.
powerful and true.
Thank you Tasra!