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Monday, December 5, 2016

Count Your Blessings along the Path of Positivity

Welcome to the new challenge at the Path of Positivity. What a year it has been! It seems only fitting that this month's theme is BLESSINGS. I am feeling especially blessed this year. It has been a tough one, with health issues and loss of jobs. But from the ashes of despair come tiny miracles we call blessings, if we look carefully.
My blessings include free health care from the Veteran's Administration, a government grant to pay for rehabbing the house to make it handicap accessible and the free time to take hubby to doctor appointments and support group meetings.
Besides the newest blessings, I have a one year old grandson to add to my brood of five others, and a daughter who plans to stay at home "a little longer" to spend more time together as a family. My circle of friends may be smaller, but those who've stayed are supportive and caring (and I hope it's because I am too).
Most importantly, I am blessed to have been married to my husband of forty years, Bill. I fell in love with his smile and the rest was history!
This month, there are two sponsors - Imagine That!
and also Decosse's Dynamite Doodles (DDD)

I used Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, and my print today includes the following:
Papers: DDD Toast to the New Year, Bring in the New Year Kit, Grungy Christmas Green Textured paper, Mommie Dearest Green Textured paper
Elements: DDD Mommie Dearest Doily 2 & Bow 2; The Grab Bag Kit 1 Flower 6 & Leaf Spray; Heartland Mini Kit Green Brad
Quote: Donna Hedges, found on
Font: Leathery Soft
I love the sentiment, and this will go up in my living room, once the house is mine again and the construction is finished. It's good to remember our blessings, but more important to acknowledge them, don't you think?
Now it's your turn to create with the theme of Blessings as your Muse. You have until January 1st to link up for your chance to win some awesome prizes from our sponsors:


  • EITHER the Holiday Hoopla Digital Scrapbooking Kit OR five different mini kits (of six papers each) from the Christmas and/or Winter section from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $10.00 gift certificate from Imagine That! Digistamp, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

There will also be:
  • A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge time frame.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

1 comment:

Katrina Brown said...

Pat, you are amazing! Your spirit is so optimistic and inspiring; thanks for sharing your story. Your card is beautiful, too!