As a mom, crafter and lover of small acts of kindness towards others in the workplace, I am always looking for new ideas for holiday surprises. I have found the perfect Valentine's craft that is budget friendly ($50 for up to 50 people). I choose to do this for my and my husband's coworkers, hence the 'thank you' sticker on the container. I'm placing mine in the front office in a clear container with the sign you see above.
What you will need (clickable links to products):
Select a PRINTABLE (I've linked a few below):
Once you've got all your supplies:
Do not fill the containers more than halfway
Be careful as you pull containers from the microwave (adults only)
When melting, some containers may melt faster than others, I just took them out as they finished.
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Last year I made a bold decision to drop all my FB friends from my account and just devote it to my blog or inspirational things. I'll admit, I needed to structure my life around peace after a year of Covid-19, politics, and storms in our area. However, it probably would have been beneficial long before any of those things became relevant. The affect of that decision was not knowing when people's birthdays were and needing a one-stop shop to view them. I recently came across the solution to that problem from SATURDAYGIFT.COM . You can click the picture to go to the direct page for printing.
The download comes in multiple colors, so don't worry if pink is not your 'go-to' color: purple, grey, teal, etc.
Not all our Goliath's look the same. For me, my Goliath is sometimes stepping out on faith and trusting that I have the knowledge and skill set to complete the task. Recently, there have been many setbacks in maintaining states of peace, feeling confident enough to work towards my dreams and engaging in past times, and peeling myself away from distractions to work toward self-improvement. Here are some ways I am taking my life back after a year of falling off the wagon and succumbing to becoming the atmosphere around me.
1. EARLY MORNING INTENTION
Schedule time to wake up early and do a short (or long) meditation, prayer, exercise, or even drink coffee. The purpose of this is to set the intention for the day. personally, I love Deepak Chopra 10-minute guided meditations.
2. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS
Tackle those thoughts by stopping them right in their tracks! I'll admit, I'm guilty of playing out negative experiences in my head (telling someone off, correcting someone regarding politics and religion or whatever, expecting that I will have to tell my kids to clean up when I get home, or even doubting thoughts about myself and my work). I have recently developed a habit of saying 'stop it' to myself as I begin to do that and replace it with a positive thought or turn up a good song. Those thoughts get up into a world of trouble and we have to learn to correct ourselves when they toward negative imaginings.
3. POSITIVITY BEFORE BED
Lastly, I have developed a habit of listening to positivity just before bed. Most often, it is related to how our thoughts create our reality or something that is broader than my thinking on humanity.
Some might think that these are not Goliaths. I beg to differ, because many of use struggle to make simple actions, that can make the world of difference, a part of our everyday routines. I pray that you have an intentional and blessed year, filled with seeking humanity and peace for all.
Just imagine if our kids were out of school even longer. Would you believe me if I told you we have dealt with these effects before?
"Your happiness does not hang in the balance; it lives in the space where you can accept yourself right where you are."
Energy, it is the most readily-available, valuable and overused currency. We all have it! If we are not careful, concepts, things, and ideas will take more than we are willing to give of it in a blink of an eye. Everything needs energy to live, even thoughts and feelings. When we take away the energy those thoughts fizzle out and can die. Hence, the reason many snatch it before you can even offer it up. The downfall to that is that we no longer have the mental capacity to focus energy on things we really want in life and allow room for it to manifest in our world because it's so crowded with everything else. We often see this when employers encourage employees to dedicate excessive time and energy to helping the establishment prosper or employees, athletes, etc, feel the invisible pressure to meet high standards.
Who doesn't love ice cream and cookies! Me and the girls decided to try our hand at a new summer treat, and I think we #NailedIt!
My name is Frankie Reed-Shaw. I am a wife and mother of three. I love all things creative, especially writing thought-provoking pieces. I embarked on my journey of blogging about growth, maturity, and SPIRITUAL concepts about two years ago. My passion is expressing challenging ideas in hopes that myself, and others, engage in consistently thinking outside the box and strive to live a most authentic life, free of constraints. Don't be shy, feel free to comment your life experiences and wisdom on any post.