Wednesday, February 13, 2008

February - the month for LOVE!

Everyone seems to be talking about Valentines Day these days. I know it's tomorrow but I've never really been a believer in celebrating your LOVE for anyone or anything on one specific day.
Yes I have received flowers in the past for Valentines Day but I've told my hubby more than once that I'd much rather him buy me flowers on a normal day for no reason at all. That's just how I feel about Valentines. It's a day for retailers to make more money selling 'stuff'.
Now this year we did something a bit different for my daughter. She is 9 and of course loves to take in those silly little Valentines cards to all her class mates. Well over the last few months she's taken quite a liking to the art of 'stamping' so this year she made her own cards and stamped each one of them and wrote a cute littel note to her friends. Things like "your cool" and "awesome". She really enjoyed it and I think this year giving these cards might actually mean something to her. Hopefully her friends will like them too.
Well I'm kinda in a little bit of a slump myself these days. I've got lots going on and wheels are turning all over the place but it just feels like with all this motion going on we aren't really going anywhere. Have you ever felt like that? I'm sure it will pass but it really makes me reflect on what I've done and what I still want to do and of course..... what can I be doing better to make those wheels go a little faster. Hopefully I'll come up with something.
In the meantime I have finally finished the instruction manual for the Let's ALL Scrapbook program. It's in the hands of the Foundation currently for their review. Then I'll release it and spend some time marketing it. It's really just a simple instruction manual to help anyone and everyone implement a 1-2 hour scrapbooking project with children. The goal is to get as many people out there as possible to host these craft sessions to get children together. Including kids with and without disabilities so that, even for a short time, they can experience what INCLUSION is all about.
Even if one person takes the initiative and implements just one class for 25 kids then there are 25 more kids with and without disabilities that are one small step closer to understanding and accepting each other for who they are. Inclusion can become a way of life if we all just take one small step at a time. Let's ALL Scrapbook is a tool to help others guide our communities towards inclusion, one step at a time.
For those who do celebrate it...... HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

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