Thursday, January 17, 2008

Needing Answers

Well the first thing I thought when reading this prompt was 'my mom'. Whenever I need to vent or need an opinion or an answer, I call my mom. Then the second thing that popped into my head, right on the heels of mom, was religion. Everytime I think about religion I want answers. So, there ya go. Short and sweet today.

And here is the quote of the day. I have been posting a new quote every day at Scrapwords based on a different person's word of the year. I collected them from all of my friends, and most of the blogs that I read. Well, the word for today was Happiness. Honestly, i cant' remember whose word that was, but it is a great one. Maybe it is one that I should have chosen for myself. Anyway, this is the quote that I chose today:

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
--Albert Schweitzer

and this quote got me thinking about success and happiness and of course work, success and happiness. and I realized that this is absolutely true. I am successful iin my scrapbooking becasue I am happy doing it. At work, I am not so happy and hence, not so successful. Then of course the question becomes - what exactly does 'success' mean? I make a decent, some would say good, salary at work and I get praise from my bosses, but I still dont feel successful. In scrapbooking I enter a lot of contests and challenges and I have won a couple, but I lose more than I win, and yet, I feel incredibly successful. I guess, for me, success is being happy with the product of my efforts - so it all goes back to happiness. If I am happy with my work, I will be happy with the result and then I will feel successful - no matter what. hmmmmm

Take this LO for example:

I know this page isnt a winner. I made it for a blog challenge, to scrap about a kiss. I didnt even bother to enter it because I know it wouldnt win. But I still love it. I have a great time making it and every time I look at it I am happy. The pictures make me happy and the paper and embellishments highligt that for me. So, yeah, I think I was successful here.

oh, and I almost forgot. I got some good scrappy news today! I can't share it just yet, but look for it in a few days!


Marie said...

I think thats a great page and a great quote!

Shannon (Swell) said...

i am in love with that page! you should be happy with it because it rocks. yay for scrappy news!!!

Suzanne said...

Can't figure out why the page isn't good enough to enter, I LOVE it! Can't wait to hear your news! :-)

ellen said...

it's not about winning all the time {but it is fun ;)} i can't remember if i came by here yesterday, lol!

congrats on the news, can't wait to hear!

Michelle Lanning said...

Love that page - looks great

Lindsay said...

I like your page. You've always been so crafty!