Yep, I made it as an updated version of a midwife pocket for sewing tools and small piecing items.
It quickly became my gratitude pouch when I put a ring of plain paper slips at the top.
I pull one piece off and write what I am grateful for and slip it into a pocket. When I am feeling like it, I re-read them.
Our thoughts are powerful. focusing on what I am grateful for rather than worried about is important to me in reaching my goals and for my continual sense of well-being. My gratitude pouch hangs near my desk and gets plenty of traffic :) next week when I travel to teach, I will roll it up and take it with me to add to on the road.
Do you have a container for your gratitude list? How about one for symbols of your most special treasured people, places and things? I do. I filled the inside of a silver colored box with the softest velvet in a deep green, and decorated the outside with embellishments. It sits on my desk too.
I find it comforting and natural to have these loving things near me as I work at my desk. Tell me about yours?
If you haven't read Changing Times: Women's Stories 1902-1942, you can directly download the PDF photo-filled eBook of 16 stories here or at the icon on my page. Then join us Monday, the 29th,when the three finalists will be my guest in an open dialogue about writing their story and writing as a creative outlet. It is a free at tele-class at 5 PM PST. The phone number and code will be posted next weekend at Women On Quilts.