Monday, October 29, 2012

Words of Wisdom & Manor House Creations~!

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Hi there friends and fellow scrappers :). It's bedtime in my part of the world but considering I have a bit of silence for the moment I figured it would be best to get this post on here now rather than wait for the morning when I've got kids hanging on me, lol~!

I'm going to share with you today my final project for this month for Manor House Creations, featuring even more of their beautiful new Spring collection. For this project, I took a bit of a different direction than what I normally do. Although journaling is very important to me, I tend to keep it hidden as the length of which I write generally doesn't "fit" on my layouts. As you will see, that wasn't the case here...

"Anyway"

The inspiration for this layout is due entirely to the amazing poem "Anyway" by Mother Teresa. I was so moved by her words the first time I read them and I just knew I wanted to create something that I could turn to in times of doubt; something that just might give me the extra push I need...just when I need it. Sometimes- or, rather- MOST times, life isn't easy. Every day is filled with choices and challenges and decisions. And there are times when it seems that what we do isn't enough...isn't important...and then there are times when things DO go well and we're afraid to share them for fear that someone NOT having their day might resent you for it. I've been there. I think we all have. But when it comes down to it, it isn't between me and you, or you and the world...and being a firm believer in a higher power- in God- it's helpful to remember that it's between you and Him.

Seems so much simpler that way :).

Here's the poem as I know it isn't easy to read that tiny print:
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.


MHC products used: Mayglo – pink, Iris – sherbet, Celeste – pink, Meadows – white, Springtime – lavender.

Thanks as always for stopping by here today. I hope that you too have something to which you can turn in time of needed strength. Have a beautiful day and take care of yourself :)~

29 comments:

Billie-Jean Beveridge said...

Wow my oh my look at all those flowers :)I love how you incorporated all that journaling and that poem is beautiful!Great page Erin, i guess we all need a challenge here and there and you nailed it by putting it all together the way you did :)Take care!

ГалилейКа said...

Love that poem by Mother Teresa! It often inspies me and shows me the way... And I love your LO too, it's so serene!

Evgenia Petzer said...

very beautiful layout!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh wow Erin,
This lo is so beautiful love the colors and the manorhouse flowers.
Yet another stunning piece of art! Thanks for sharing hugs Amy

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous layout and grgeous quote!

Cathi ONeill said...

Erin, I had never heard that poem from Mother Teresa before and it is amazing...made me tear up because I am often full of doubt about myself and my path and have been hurt and judged along the way. This makes me remember that as long as I am doing my best for me and my family it doesn't matter if others aren't always kind or happy with my choices, in the end it is between me and God!

You scrapped this so beautifully, what a lovely source of inspiration for you to draw from!! Thank you for introducing me to the poem.

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Mother Teresa was a huge role-model while growing up because most of her charitable work was in the city of Calcutta, India. This poem is one of my faves and you put the message across so beautifully on your page :)

milena60 said...

Сколько красивых цветов...великолепно..

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! MY! GOODNESS! GRACIOUS! ME! every time I stop by this blog your work TRULY blows ME away...
S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G my girl ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Incredible layout ...and the poem is so beautiful . Thanks for sharing .

Katina said...

If you create beauty, it may humble others.
Create anyway...

I am humbled!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. When I saw this I on the MH email I get I couldn't read the journalling, but now that you have shared it I am so in love with this layout. I love the words from Mother Theresa, and we all can take them to heart.. love all the flowers, lovely photos of you.. and such a special message on this layout... may GOD bless you...

Laurie LaRiviere said...

just gorgeous Erin, really...that poem is so true and speaks for all of us I think. Love what you did with the flowers and your photos are beautiful :)

sandi said...

Wow! This is just beautiful in every way!

pattyo said...

Out of all the beautiful layouts you create, I love this one the most! It is truly beautiful, not only in design but in the words you shared. How very true and inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

Missy Whidden said...

This is so pretty, Erin! I love the poem...such inspirational words. Those flowers are just beautiful, and I love how your photos are bursting out of the flowers...such an amazing page!

Andrea said...

Wow.. that poem speaks mountains! I have never heard it and I love it! Wonderful words to live by. I love that you have incorporated it into one of your beautiful layouts. Love your photo, you are beautiful, like the poem.

Keren Tamir said...

beautiful flower cluster!! thanks for sharing that poem. It really touched me! I've never read it and now I'm glad I did. Its true and I try every day to follow it. I know you do too, I can see it in the type of person you are!! TFS

Tracie Dean said...

It is so beautiful. I just LOVE all the flowers!

morkaren said...

Det digt er bare så smukt og sandt, har aldrig hørt det før, tak for du oplyste mig om det, og dit LO er som sædvanlig "blomstrende" smukt. knus morkaren.

Helen Tilbury said...

Erin this is amazing. You are wise beyond your years! Incredible layout!!

Romy said...

Oh wow, your lay-out looks gorgeous! Wonderful use of the flowers and beautiful poem!

Sonia said...

Fantastic layout:) I love her words...touched me..
Big hug dearest Erin,
Sonia

GLOANN said...

This is beautiful, Erin. Both the LO and the words of Mother Teresa. Thanks for sharing with us.

Ashley Horton said...

Gorgeous use of the flowers Erin!! Such pretty colors on this layout!! And I love the sentiment in the poem and the photo you used of yourself, to go along with it!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Nor I had read the poem before but it certainly does speak mountains. Some people just ARE what the poem says, they are very easily recognizeable by their inner beauty. Your page is sublime Erin, just look at all those stunning flowers! Cannot believe your term with MHC is over already, you have showcased their products to perfection! Have a beautiful end to the week sweetie! xoxo

Sannekreativ said...

OH My hvor er det bare smukt....
Hugs Sanne

Mrs Frizz said...

gulp ... oh wow ...

Jasmine S said...

What a stunning stunning photo of you and I just love that poem. You have used it perfectly and I just want to get in amongst that bed of flowers. Beautiful.