How to Create Your Own Gratitude Shadow Box
to Celebrate the Season of Giving!
By Joyce Schwarz,internationally known speaker and best-selling author THE VISION BOARD: the secret to an extraordinary life Harper Collins Publishing, Harper Design
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Develop an attitude of gratitude starting with you --
you are worth it!
Take a moment right now and look at yourself -- your hands,
your feet, and your face -- with the same kind of admiration
you might bestow on one of the most precious sculptures
in the Louvre Museum in Paris
Think about this --you are irreplaceable,
which makes you priceless.
GRATITUDE JOURNALS AND GRATITUDE LISTS:
Many of you may already have gratitude journals that you keep daily
or write in weekly.
Some of you are aware of the power of keeping a list of things
you are grateful for, and some vision board creators
even add their updated gratitude lists
to their current vision boards.
That's why Joyce Schwarz says that there is great power
in creating a gratitude board for your life and doing it along
with your family. It's especially appropriate at this time of the year.
GRATITUDE SHADOW BOX
Bestselling author and founder of The Vision Board Institute, www.visionboardinstitute.com says there is no better way to celebrate
the true meaning of Thanksgiving and counter
the commercialness of Black Friday
and any doldrums of post-Thanksgiving weekend!
Gather the family together for a few quiet hours and create a GRATITUDE SHADOW BOX, a fun variation on a classic vision board!
(See a sample Gratitude Shadow box here (above) as seen
in THE VISION BOARD book by Joyce Schwarz,
(box created by Renee Troy courtesy of Joyce Schwarz
private collection as seen in THE VISION BOARD book)
Create your GRATITUDE SHADOW BOX (tm) IN FIVE EASY STEPS:
1)Begin by locating an old shadowbox in your garage or one
that you can find on sale at your local craft or picture frame store.
Clean out the old shadowbox.
Consider spray painting it with a metallic gold
or silver color if it needs to be freshened up.
If you want to get fancy, you can cut different fabric squares
to fit the background of each section of the box.
Consider velvet for one and gingham for another or
use a bit of colored
wrapping paper in another.
Or a broach from grandma who just passed on this year
but is here with you in spirit.
Go ahead and put that great pix of the Turkey in the center!
Did one of your daughter's hair barrette’s lose a rhinestone,
add it in a square for her.
Add one of dad's tie tacs or even the wishbone from the Turkey :)
Add the first holiday stamp to come in the mail. Place a dried flower from that table arrangement in a special corner.
4) Let each family member arrange one of the squares
in the shadowbox and join together
Gratitude Shadow box
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