Grateful for Creativity and Life

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This week’s Friday’s Fave Five ended up having a theme. I am grateful for creativity and life. What are you grateful for this week? Leave a comment or write a post and link up to Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Five # 169.

Here’s my list . . .

I’m grateful for the opportunity to create. It refuels me. It makes me happy. I’ve been involved in two projects this week.

ONE I made ornaments. I made some with my kiddos and nieces over Thanksgiving break.

I am still working on snowman ornaments. Look at all these heads waiting to be put with their “body” (a star).

I am a Christmas version of Dr. Frankenstein. Only I deal specifically with snowman heads. 😉

Go to this link to see some of our creations.

TWO. I finished up my Christmas Card Wreath which cost me $2.00.

Many of the cards are too pretty and sentimental to NOT enjoy them all season.

This is hanging in my bedroom on an over-the-door hanger.

After Christmas, I will replace the cards with photographs.

Go to this link to read how I made the wreath.

THREE. I am grateful for life! 

In this case, Chip’s. Chip had a dental cleaning and a tooth extraction on Monday. He’s almost 2o years old so we (Vet, staff and I) don’t take anything for granted.

I took a bunch of pictures just in case it was the last time I ever saw him. Several came out quite nicely.

FOUR. I am grateful for the time to be around others while they are being creative.

A friend invited me to join her at The Singing Christmas Tree. The music was good and the plot line was amusing.

The best “creative” part of the evening, for me though, was looking at the church’s many decorated Christmas trees.

The highlight of the evening was visiting with my friend. She is highly creative and the conversation took many interesting turns.

FIVE. I am grateful for creativity and life!

I had the opportunity to write and give a talk to the ladies at our church Christmas party.

I spoke about Traditions: how they are helpful, can be distracting, and how to make sure they stay a positive influence in our lives. Click here for the link.

I am grateful for the lives of all the women who attended the party.

I am grateful for the life of the Baby Jesus and the “work” He came to do.

Finally I am grateful for eternal life that I can have because Jesus was born, died and rose from the grave.

Related Post . . . Listen to this teen’s creatively done video. It will make you appreciate your life and the lives of those around you.

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  • 1. Melissa  |  . at .

    The snowman ornaments look so cute! And yay for a successful dental procedure for Chip!

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  • 2. Lisa notes  |  . at .

    Love the snowman ornaments! My daughter needs to see these. She’s very creative too.

    Chip is so precious. We love our pets, don’t we? Mine had an almost fatal bout this week with some mysterious illness. She’s finally recovering and back home, but it’s been a hard week.

    I am so thankful for Jesus and the work He did too. It’s why we live now.

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  • 3. Faith  |  . at .

    I’m not a pet lover but your little guy is adorable!!

    Yay for fun creative projects…sounds like a great week..especially the time with a good friend and great conversation! enjoy the weekend

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  • 4. Elizabeth  |  . at .

    It’s snowing!!!

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  • 5. Jerri  |  . at .

    I’m glad your Chip is doing ok.

    I enjoyed reading about your creative projects. I think my favorite was your snowman on a star.

    May the rest of your Christmas season continue to be enjoyable.

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  • 6. Brenda  |  . at .

    I see a lot of creativity in that picture of snow-men heads, they look so festive! I tend to agree that this time of year encourages creativity, its one of the things I enjoy about it.

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  • What cute ornaments! and I love the way you’ve arranged your cards. I like to put ours up for display, too.

    I’m so glad chip is okay. What an great photo!

    I enjoyed your post about traditions, thank you, and for the reflections on Jesus. Amen

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  • 8. Susanne  |  . at .

    Those snowman ornaments are going to be awesome! How clever you guys are.

    So glad your beloved Chip is doing good.

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