Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Day 211 - Tuesday 29th July

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” —Voltaire (1694-1778), writer, satirist, author, humanist

There are lots of things in life that I appreciate and I think that having this outlook is a good way to live. I know that there are plenty more things that I would like to have or be, but I also know that I am very lucky to have what I have and to be what I am, in comparison to other people in this world who are not as fortunate as myself.
One thing I definitely appreciate is other people’s creativeness. I love looking on UK Scrappers at what other people create, be it cards or scrapbook layouts. I like to look through craft magazines too for ideas. I like to look at these “pieces of art” to give me some ideas and inspiration. I always think that anything I create is nowhere near the standard of the work of others – this may just be me being critical but that is how I feel. I am always much happier with what I produce if I am following a sketch or a design.
I could easily be the founding member of an appreciation society of the very talented people out there creating the most wonderful things.


knitkath said...

great journalling, and you have good taste in reading matter!

Shirley said...

You look nice and cosy sitting there enjoying your SI. I agree too always good to appreciate the talent of others!

Beejay said...

Great pic for today. I also enjoy looking for inspiration from others.

Lynne aka retired nana said...

Like the photo and the journalling too