Live Boldly ~ Use The Dang Stickers!
Once upon a time I fancied myself a scrapbooker. I bought all the appropriate supplies: Paper, Scissors, Fancy Cutting Thingies, Albums, Stickers, you name it. If it had to do with scrapbooking, I got it.
The only problem was, I didn't want to use my beautiful paper and stickers. Even the special stickers I bought for a specific event. It killed me to put them in an album that very few people would see.
So what does this have to do with living boldly and Sheri Fink? Or even Disneyland for that matter?
Well, a few weeks ago Sheri and I spent the day at Disneyland. When we weren't stalking princesses, we talked, and talked, and talked. About everything! It was a soul-nourishing day full of insights and inspiration.
One of the things Sheri happened to mention is that when she was a kid, she'd get these really cool books that had stickers in the front. She loved the stickers so much she never used them. I can totally relate to that, just look in my scrapbooking closet!
She turned to me (as we waited in line to meet Rapunzel) and said, “From now on, I'm going to use my stickers!”.
Right on, Sheri! Live boldly, she said. No more waiting for something fabulous to come around, but grab life by the shirttails and make your own fabulous. (I might have paraphrased a bit there). You get the idea.
Then last week she mailed me this cool plaque:
You know what? I'm going to use my special papers and fabulous stickers. Maybe I'll put them on my shopping list, or (don't quote me on this), I'll actually use them for scrapbooking! The important thing is, I'm not going to save them anymore. Life is too precious and every day is far to special to let it pass without some sparkle.
Go on, be a little crazy. Use your damn stickers!
What have you been hoarding? Stickers? Quarters? Have you ever ‘saved' something for a special occasion? Why not get that fine china out and use it for hamburgers?
Make today special. Be amazing.
** For those of you who don't know this, Sheri is a multi-published, award winning children's book author and one of the most amazing women I know. To visit Sheri's Whimsical World, click here.