Thursday, February 21, 2013

Give Yourself What You Need

So, a couple of months ago, i was wandering around on the internet, and i came across this poster (as in 'the piece of thick paper kids use for projects at school').  I don't remember what it said, but it had words at the bottom, and you could tear them off (much like the ads for "Roommate Wanted" that have that little strip at the bottom where you tear the phone number off and take it with you).
You know what i'm talking about?  'Cause i really don't know how else to describe it...
Anyway, this poster (the noun) was much like that, but it had Words at the bottom to tear away.
Words like "More Love" and "Less Stress".

Well, i *LOVED* this idea!!!
(And i apologize, but i have NO idea where i saw this, so i cannot give credit to the person who posted it...)
(I know, i know.  Truly a Web No-No!)

But at least i'm telling you that this was NOT *my* original idea!
But it *is* an idea that i Love.   =-)
So i made one of my own.
I took it to "my" Studio and hung it up outside our main Yoga room, and people are responding.   =-)

Let me show you what i made!   =-)

Here's the poster i made.

A little closer so you (hopefully) can read it:
It says:
"Sometimes we are too close to a situation to see things clearly.
During these times, it may help to have a 'Visual Reminder'.
Please feel free to take what you need; 
put it in a place where you'll see it several times each day
to remind yourself that it's okay to 
Give Yourself What You Need!"

 And then the words/encouragement/Love
that each person can take with:
There are tabs that say,
"Compassion" "Less Self-Criticism" "Peace" "Joy" "Less Stress"
"I Am Whole" "I am Not Broken" "Have More Fun!"

The Studio owner, Kim, told me the other day that she really really loves it!
She loves the idea of it, and she loves that we are offering it to each other.

I haven't heard many comments from anybody else, but...
I Love It!
It made me feel good just making it!   =-)
It makes me happy just thinking about it!   =-)

Now, for the "nitty-gritty":
I used my sewing machine to "perforate" the poster board between each word/phrase, so they'd be easy to tear-away.  I didn't want it to be a "bothersome" thing and have people have to go borrow the scissors.
(If something's a bunch of trouble, people are waaay less likely to do it.)  (duh)

I didn't get any pictures of me making it.
That's kinda hard to do when you're all by yourself; holding the poster board at the sewing machine *while* holding the camera and trying to take a picture.
I just can't do it!
Maybe i'm not coordinated enough, or something, but that's me.
So you just have to imagine it!   =-)

I hope you're having a Fantastic Week!!!
Things here are "rolling right along".   =-)

Boyfriend had his Gallbladder removed last Friday (the 15th), so he's home with me all this week, recuperating.  He's doing better and better, but he's still not ready to try doing a sit-up or anything.   =-)
...maybe i'll post pictures of his bandaged and bruised belly, if anybody's interested...?

'Til next week!
Take care of yourself!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea! I love it! I think you should make more of these in put them in public places besides the yoga studio. :)