Perspectives

What does I love you mean?

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“I love you” means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. “I love you” means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same way for me.”                               ~ Jonathan Safran Foer

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Creativity

Create step by step

Dear Fellow Crafters,

When I was a young girl, I had a doll house. It had real wallpaper and fabric curtains and electric lights! My Grandfather had made it for my Mom and she had saved it for me. My Grandfather (who I had never met) trained as an engineer and applied his skills in the American Army. Unfortunately he died in country during the war. Amazingly enough, he had left instructions to my Mom in one of the tiny tables in the doll house entitled “How to use my blueprint step by step.”

I was reminded of this memory when I saw the movie “The Perfect Storm”. The title character, played by George Clooney, says “You can’t be good unless you love it.” My Grandfather loved creating things and he certainly loved his daughter. He created something that would last step by step..

So, this month, I challenge you – take your crafting step by step. Work at your level. When you’re ready, break open the instructional manual, collect your supplies and go for it! Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The inner critic will start his “rampage” – “You don’t know what you’re doing” etc. Don’t listen. You are on a roll!

Go for it!!

‘Til next time,

Sallie

Perspectives

I love you

Dear Fellow Crafters,

I have always thought that this “poem” expressed it all on Valentine’s Day. I was written long ago by Roy Croft and is entitle, “I love you”.

I love you, not only  for what you are but for what I am when I am with you.

I love you not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.

I love you for the part of me that you bring out; I love you for putting your hands into my heaped-up heart and passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can’t help dimly seeing there, and for drawing out into the light all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find.

I love you because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life not a tavern but a temple; out of works of my every day not a reproach but a song.

I love you because you have done more that any creed could have done to make me good, and more than any fate could have done to make me happy.

You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means after all.

Dedicated to my husband.

~Sallie

Adventures in Card-Making

Pursuit of Happiness -Love

Dear Fellow Crafters,

This month we focus on Love. The word Love conveys so many meanings. It’s a many layered word, which in today’s culture seems to be over-used and misunderstood. Look at the statements below and ask yourself which is Love?

“I absolutely Love that movie!”

“If you live to be a hundred, I hope I live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you!”   A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

Over the course of your life, if you are fortunate, you experience the multi-layered types of love: parent-child, sibling love, “puppy love”, teen-age infatuation, romantic love, spousal love, love of children, love of grandchildren, extended family etc.

No matter what form it takes, love is the bedrock of all relationships. It’s an emotion that makes you feel irreplaceable and fulfilled.

There are a lot of movies coming out these days depicting super heroes (Super Man, Spider Man, Captain America). Maybe its a throwback to the baby boomers or the producers recognize the need for heroes in our lives. I wrote a post in my craft journal blog  http://uniquelyyourscraftjournal.com/2014/05/23/who-is-your-hero/ ‎about heroes which goes into more depth about what heroes are.   Each hero shows love by the sacrifices they make for their love connections.

If you were a Super Hero what would you wear and what would your “super power’ be? An actor on a recent talk show “Talk Stoop” said that they’d like their super power to be the ability to read someone’s heart before they spoke.

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‘Til next time,

Sallie

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