Feet on the Ground

Life isn't easy. That's for sure. "Well duh, Melissa" you are probably saying. But I'm going to confess something. I forget when things are going well. As few and far between are the days when I don't feel like I'm being attacked or sick or bummed, I forget on those days that life can be challenging. When things are going well and everything is falling into place, I tend to get kind of full of myself. I find that I begin to think I'm a pretty big deal and that I'm amazing. Not in a good way either. And it's kind of contradictory to my faith which focuses on understanding that I can't do this on my own. It's reassuring and frustrating at the same time because I revert back to that inner two year old - "I can do it all by myself!"  But I'm kind of glad that I can't. Because what a HUGE burden that would be to carry. I'm thankful for a God who gently (and at times not so gently LOL) reminds me that it's not all about me and lovingly deflates my ballooned head.

I never want to be a person who brags or get self-righteous. When that happens, I'll stop doing whatever it is - scrapbooking, teaching, singing, whatever. Because that's NOT my goal. I love that the Lord gives us gifts and "hobbies". But I don't want to do these things just to put myself on a pedestal. Sorry if this is getting all churchy but hopefully, if you read my blog often enough, you know my faith is part of me.

Shall we mosey onto the layout and all the yummy goodies?

All materials are from the November kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.  Seriously... this kit rocked my world!

Spools!!! I always wondered how one would use these on a layout. I'm sure there are much more creative ways but I like the simple texture and symbolism they can bring by being an element like this.

*Sigh* I love Thickers. These particular ones are not in the kit but when Michael's was having a 40% off sale on letter stickers I had to get these. I love the font. The glitter I'm not usually drawn to but I loved this set. And then had to mix in some of the Aunthentique word stickers.

So how do you stay grounded? Do you even think it's necessary to stay grounded? What does that mean to you?


P.S. I love seeing so many share their thoughts on my posts like this! I read every single one of them too. Thank you so much for sharing your hearts and visiting little ole me.