In the six years I have been scrapbooking, I have taken a number of on-line classes. Most of the time, you pay your money and you take your chance.
However, in the case of 31 Things, I found a class that was truly and honestly speaking directly to me on a deeply personal level.
~ Faith ~ Watch ~ Listen ~ Think ~
These four words in particular made me dig deep about how I felt, both with life itself and about my own life. On April 17th, our son was diagnosed with Autism and I had been struggling with how to allow Autism in to our lives without being consumed by it or defined by it. I know that this is something that touches you and yours deeply, too.
When I blogged about Day 21| Think, my friend Sian commented, "A favourite quote of mine came to mind when I read this. Maya Angelou's "I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it".
That was exactly what I was trying to say; I just didn't have the words.
31 Things gave me my words and so much more.
So, thank you, Ali, for such a wonderful class.
I'll see you at the next one.
All my 31 Things posts can be seen here.