Wednesday, February 25, 2009

There's always hope

At the top of my list of things to do this morning, I must thank those of you who left thoughtful, encouraging comments. I greatly appreciate them and your prayers.

One of the things you already know about making any statements on your blog for all the world to see, you are always reminded that you are not alone. In that regard, I want to tell Mandy (Made by Mandy) to please not lose hope because of the circumstances you and your family find yourselves in. You don't need platitudes, so I won't do that. But please, please, please don't lose hope...and yes, you're right -- it means everything to have your family, to be together.

For Mandy and everyone else, I want to tell you that you are in my prayers, too...and to share these strong, supportive thoughts from Enchanted Cropper:

What you believe is most important right now. Believe that a new door will open, with a better place of work, a better salary, a more enjoyable position, more enjoyable people to work with. Believe. Worry is negative, prayer is positive.

And from her blog: Remember, prosperity does not always come in the form of money. It can come in the form of love, family, an abundance of many
different things.

Your gift word art today is also meant to be a reminder and encouragement:

My family has always been one of my greatest assets. Photographing them is one of my greatest pleasures. Imagine how uplifting it was yesterday to find a layout I had prepared of my nephew, Trace, displayed on KimB's blog!!! I had made it using her newest Friends series' kit, Roche (which you can find at DSO). Kim had oh-so-graciously gifted me with the amazing kit. I encourage you to check it out. The photo was one in a series I took at Thanksgiving 2008.

[layout credits in additonto Kim's Roche kit: word art by me, thanks to last week's freebie action by Atomic Cupcake. The link takes you to this week's freebie on her site]

Please do something nice for yourself today.

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sdwrdt said...

thank you! What a great and "inspirational" wordart! It truly struck a nerve (in a good way!)

xashee's corner said...

Thank you so much for sharing! :) Have a GREAT day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Other post on Feb. 25, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 25 Feb [LA 07:00pm, NY 10:00pm] - 26 Feb [UK 03:00am, OZ 02:00pm] ).

Sonel said...

Oh, I agree sweetie. There IS always HOPE and your wordart just confirms it hon. To stay positive and be positive through out it all brings around lots of positive energies and that is just what needs to be done.

Melanie, you are our greatest treasure with your inspirational wordart, your kindness, your love. Thank you sweetie and for all that you share so generously.

Thanks for the lovely uplifting thoughts and the beautiful layout. It sure brightens my day to visit your blog..:-)

Have a great day sweets!
Love & Hugs

Debbie said...

I love this so much. When you have an almost 16 year old that does exactly what he wants and then suddenly makes a turn around and starts trying !!! My goodness I've had 10 years of hardship with him and now the angels have answered my prayers. There is always hope.
love and angel blessings to you dear Melanie for agreat weekend xxx

Made by Mandy said...

Melanie I have only just seen this after searching for some wordart on your blog. I normally get a feed email which for some reason I didn't get.

I am most grateful for your kind words and I am really touched by them.

The work situation hasn't improved much but for the last 10 days My husband, his sister and myself have had to provide 24 hour care for a very ill 88 year old Grandfather and subsequently his 54 year old disabled son who is wheelchair bound. When I said everything happens for a reason I now believe THAT was the reason. Had we been in employment there is no way we would have been able to provide the help they need at the moment.

Your kind words are even more relevant today than they were when you wrote them. Perhaps that is the reason I have found them today.

Thank you my friend, you have made a heavy heart a little bit lighter today.

With love and best wishes xxx