I am participating in an informal book club that is called the Better Yourself Book Club. We read personal development books and get together once a month.
Reading about personal development, I have learned that gratitude plays a big part. I probably knew that already on some level…but I don’t always remember to actively practice.
I read “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor separate from the book club in June. I had stumbled upon Shawn Achor’s TEDTalk on YouTube one Saturday morning, and I just thought I would really enjoy his book. And I did. In addition to gratitude, he believes we need to show appreciation to people in our lives (he suggests a daily e-mail to someone praising them for something they have done (directly or indirectly) that has helped you).
I love e-mail like the next girl, but I am also a paper card chick. I made a bunch of these note cards (using random scraps of paper, all with the same sentiment) and took them to my most recent book club meeting and gave them away to the other book club attendees. The women of the book club have made MY day at every meeting. And they would be able to tell someone else the same thing with the note card.
And this note card is going into the mail this morning.
Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – background paper – source unknown, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), ink – VersaMark, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, ribbon – JoAnn’s.