I almost missed it, how about you? I learned that my son shares a birthday today with Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. I quickly scan through my day. I stressed over not reaching my son on the phone to wish him a quick birthday. I stressed over a financial aid application for my daughter. I stressed over being late to a meeting. Despite all of those things, the world did not end. My family still loves me. I did get to wish my son a Happy Birthday in person and on the phone. I finished the application.
We often get worried over our strict expectations for ourselves. We get stressed at what seems to be missed opportunities or irritations in life. I look at the picture of my son pretending to pout and a big smile appears on my face. I think about the subway art example that Creative Memories put out this week and an idea comes to mind. Using Storybook Creator, I quickly put the picture into a template and adjust the opacity. I then use the fonts on my computer to generate the words and put a glow around them. I align the top and bottom making sure you can see the eyes and lips of my pouting child. Come to Glitter Workshop on 2-12-12 from 1-3 to see how to make street art and more.
I don’t worry and I AM happy again.