It's Spring and I'm feeling SWEET!

Welcome to the Sweet Spring DT Blog Hop with the All About Me Design Team!  If you are just arriving at my blog, make sure you go back to the beginning at the AAM Blog.  From there, follow the links from each DT members blog to the next.  With this blog hop, we are revealing our layouts for the current challenge which is:

Self Improvement (Your biggest flaw)

I have plenty of flaws!  Who doesn't?  Here is one that has been fresh in my brain lately due to a couple of conversations I've had with friends:

I'm an Otter when it comes to personality.  I love people.  I enjoy being around them and I like to be the center of attention!  I go from one thing to the next a lot and get bored with the same ole, same ole.  When I see people in pain (emotional and physical) it makes me ache but even with that internal compassion, I have a difficult time exuding it.  Why?  There is a deep seeded fear to get too close to people.  This stems from childhood and it's something that I don't like about myself.  Definitely a flaw!  I consider it a flaw because it prevents me from being the friend I desire to be!  I've had people in and out of my life over the years and I know that several of them have fizzled because of my lack of compassion.  For the few close friends I have now, that I love dearly, it has become easier for me to move past that fear .. my childhood fear.  I continue to convince that little girl that it's okay to allow people to love me and for me to return that love! It's okay to let them in because not everyone on this earth is going to hurt me.  There are good people.

One of my many flaws is the ease to show compassion. Or lack of that ease. I care about people but it's difficult for me to exude that. Sparing all excuses - it is something I continue to struggle with.

Brown CS - Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye "Be Loved"
Flowers and bling - Kaisercraft
Buttons - Bo Bunny
Pink letter stickers - American Crafts
Small letter stickers - Cosmo Cricket
Burlap and jute for bow
Tool - Silhouette SD

{Silhouette die cuts used}:

Would you like the opportunity to win a prize?  I have one more card kit left that will make you these three cards:

Just leave me a comment and you MUST answer the following question:  How do you show compassion?
I'll draw the winner on April 20th!  Make sure you leave me a good way to contact you if you don't post a comment with a blogger account.

(You don't have to answer this) Did you know that leaving me a comment also helps get you closer to being eligible to win the fabulous April prize of the month on the AAM blog???? :)

Now.. get on with the hop and go visit July!  Have fun on the rest of the hop!  Can't wait to see what you all do with the challenge. :)