December 8 – Beautifully Different.
Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
(Author: Karen Walrond)
I am different from my friends and family in several ways.
I am different from what friends I have in the fact that I am a digital scrapbooker. I have some friends that traditional scrapbook but none that have switched over. I am different in the fact that scrapbooking, photos and family history is on my mind 24/7. The friends that I have that scrapbook, only dabble in it for the most part when I invite them over to do it. I don't have any friends that are interested in the learning and technical part of photography. As far as I know, I don't have any friends that are interested in researching their family history and the idea of getting back into the early 1800's excites me. Seeing old photos of people I don't know or ever will know, excite me as well! I love to look at them and to hear stories from my living elderly family.
Planning a party excites me. No one in my family or my friends go as far as I do. I always have a theme and try to stick to it very plainly. When someone throws a wrench into it, it upsets me. Even the thought of a pizza box on the table instead of a white platter that matches everything else, throws it all off for me! I go to the extremes for Josie's birthday parties, but the way I look at it is she was wanted for so long. We were finally blessed with her. She will 99% sure be the only child. And her birth is a big deal, therefore so is her birthday!
I smoke. Not proud of that one but I do. The only one that smokes in my family is my Dad. Everyone else hates it and is on Dad & I to quit all the time.
I live off of Diet Coke. That is the only thing I drink. If I am out, I have withdrawals and get really bad headaches.
I really can't think of anything that I do that "lights" people up.