This week, Pam challenged us to be grateful as befitting Thanksgiving weekend. But not to just be grateful in general, but to be grateful for something about ourselves.
I had an idea as soon as I saw the prompt but let it percolate the whole week to see if anything else came to mind. Things came and went. Vain it may sound, but I love my hair. I like the colour of my eyes. I like that I have a good sense of humour. I am happy with my will to learn. But the one thing that came back again and again was my pragmatism.
Over the years, my ability to handle the good and bad, the ups and downs and the unexpected in a down-to-earth, pragmatic way has helped me to deal with whatever life has thrown in my way. I know it's not exciting, or glamourous, but it's certainly something I see as part of who I am. I just kind of get on with it.
I see that Pam has written about her positivity and that's certainly something that I've been working on for the last years as I'm most definitely a glass half empty kind of girl :-) But my pragmatism helps me to make the best out the situation even if I don't have a positive spin on it!
Anyway, I took my inspiration from a style of layout I've been seeing a lot of recently and wanted to try out the style. Another Pinterest find by Ania-Maria (see it here). I kind of like my take though it felt a bit "off" for me and I want to try it again. I've added my journalling in a envelope attached to the back of the layout but with the flap on the front. I thought this would be an interesting way to "see" the hidden journalling somewhat.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you are grateful for this week. Don't forget to link up in our Flickr gallery (here).
The next challenge will be posted early tomorrow (my time!) as it's late, I'm recovering from a cold and I've been told to "go to bed"! So, until the morning! :-)