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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Personal Touch: Our Bucket of Love

A couple of years ago, a good neighbor gave us an outdoor seashell display.  They saw it at the store anthought of getting one for me as it was made in the Philippines.  They are one of the sweetest  and thoughtful neighbors we have here.  Over time, the rope that was connecting all the shells  got rotten already so I saved the shells.
 I thought it would be great to turn it into a project  that we can all use  everyday.
 My daughter helped me with this project and we had fun!
Last year, we also did a project where  each of us can write our personal thoughts  and feelings for simething and drop it in the bucket for us to reflect on  before we go to bed.  This was a great way to know what the kids are feeling about something and it's also a great communication between us and them.
 We call this project the Bucket of Love.  I will put  some  quotes on each picture to make it more inspiring.
"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. "
- Nikos Kazantzakis -
"Confound not faith and feeling together. 
They are distinct. Faith is ours to exercise. 
Believe, believe. 
Let your faith take hold of the blessing, and it is yours by faith. 
Your feelings have nothing to do with this faith."
- Ellen G. White -
"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. "
- Audrey Hepburn - 
"The stories we can tell are those that happen to us; 
we meet, work, live, laugh, love, 
demonstrate, strive in community. "
- Mimi Kennedy - 
"The weak can never forgive. 
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. "
-Mahatma Gandhi-
"Humility may well be one of the most difficult 
of the fruit of the Spirit to be cultivated in us - and to maintain. 
That's because without humility, 
it's not likely that you will put your 
complete trust in God." 
- Joyce Meyer -
"We are not actually equal - humanity - if we are not allowed to freely love one another. "
- Lady Gaga - 
"Be true to yourself, help others, 
make each day your masterpiece, 
make friendship a fine art, 
drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, 
build a shelter against a rainy day, 
give thanks for your blessings 
and pray for guidance every day." 
- John Wooden -
"Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting."
-  Joyce Meyer -
"I've had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father - he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know?" -  Kiefer Sutherland -
"A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met." - David A. Bednar -
"So many of us have loved ones and people we really care about, and the only time we show affection is when they are gone. I have preached at funerals, and you see loved ones who didn't even say hello to dear ones when they were alive. Give them hugs, kisses while they are alive and need it. " - George Foreman -
So what do you think of this project?  Which quote  relate to you the most?

25 Smart Readers SAID::

Masshole Mommy said...

What a lovely idea! I seriously think this is fantastic. Now I want to do this with my kids, too!

Jeannette said...

This is such a cute idea! And I have tons of seashells that we've brought back from the beach over the years. I think I'm going to try this out with my kiddos!

Theresa Pickett said...

What an adorable idea! I love it. I could see this working well in my home too.

Wendy said...

Great project for the kids. It's cute and positive! And you have something nice to decorate the house with too!

Ourfamilyworld said...

This is such a lovely idea. You are so creative! This is a great and fun way to express your thoughts and feelings.

Penny Struebig said...

What a fun idea! This would be a great project to do with all the shells you pick up on vacation.

MikiHope said...

What a great way to use those sea shells. It not only made you and your children think hard about what to write--it will always remind all of you what is really important.

Sophie's Plus Size Wonderland said...

What a really nice idea, I used to make things for my Parents all the time when I was younger!

Angie Scheie said...

I love this on so many levels! What a great family activity that is encouraging and a great decoration too!

jcupphoo said...

That is such a cool idea! We never know what to do when we collect random stuff like shells but I love how you've made it a project.

Parent Palace said...

This is a really lovely idea! What a great way to preserve vacation memories this would be (from a beach vacation of course!)

Chantal Bernard said...

How cute is this?!? What a creative idea and great for family bonding! Thanks for sharing :)

Fiona said...

Oh what a lovely idea to keep everyone positive within your home. I love how you used seashells to write all the mantras on, so pretty :)

Stephanie said...

That's a really cute idea. I love anything seashell or beach - I think it's so beautiful. I think my kids would love to make something like that with me.

Danielle K said...

What a wonderful idea! We're actually heading to the beach today and now I'm going to get some shells so we can make this at home :)

Franc said...

These can also be your go-to box when you need a lift or motivation. This can really boost you in a good way.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Hi Franc, actually, that's the purpose of this. I just forgot to mention it in my post. It's for us to get some inspiration and positive thought everyday. It sits in our living room.

Angelic Sinova said...

What a lovely idea! I love having things like this around my house. It really inspires and motivates me it keep going and have a great day <3

Tyra said...

This is a great little idea for motivation or inspiration. I love the shells and that is so easy to make at home.

Ria C said...

That's a very craft and nice thing to do sis. It's great your kids are into craft and this is another way of reinforcing their spiritual enrichment and personal values. Love this project!!!

Kelly said...

A bucket of love... what a great idea!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The George Foreman quote means a lot to me.

Jade/Shadows/Six Words

Kathe W. said...

LIVE! nicely done!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a lovely creative way to keep your little family connected.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

So sweet a project!

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