Friday, September 8, 2017

Joy Report with a Fight


This week has been a week. Some weeks are like that. But I am choosing joy! 'Nuf said. ;) Let's move on. Next week will be a better week.

Oh, and for those who are curious, I made 7 cards this week.


As has been my practice this year, I read a chapter the book 50 Truths Worth Knowing and then used it as the basis for a card. I refer to this as my personal 50 Truths Worth Knowing challenge. This week it stretched me a bit. I was stumped as to what to do with this story/chapter. It might very well have been the most challenging chapter/week of the entire challenge.

But I'm always up for a challenge... so I embraced this one, too.




Chapter 36
50 Truths Worth Knowing

It Pays to Approach New Things With an Open Mind


Laura was a 36-year-old with one child. Her doctor said it was time for her to schedule her first ever "routine" mammogram. A writer by profession who specialized in health-related topics, Laura didn't hesitate one bit. She didn't necessarily look forward to the test, but she wasn't apprehensive either.

Until.

Female friends and family members, upon learning of her upcoming test, proceeded to tell her horror stories, give her unsolicited advice, and tried to prepare her for the "pain, pressure, and personal humiliation" she would surely experience.

Laura laid awake at night, wondering if she should be apprehensive... and then she was apprehensive.

Until.

She remembered being inundated with similar tales, concerns, and warnings when she was expecting her child... and in reality, while delivery was not pleasant, it was not awful either. People were well-meaning, but they might not be right.

When the time came Laura calmly went for her mammogram and found that the experience wasn't great, but it wasn't awful either.

Yes, approaching new things with an open mind is important. Laura hopes she'll be able to have the same positive attitude when attends her upcoming class reunion.





Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Supplies Used

Stamps: A Muse Studio Fight Like a Girl stamped with Gina K Onyx Black Ink

Paper: Recollections Black and White and Stampin' UP! Flirty Flamingo CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Oriental Trading Brad, Target Fabric Tape and Washi Tape from an unknown vendor

3 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

I love the color combination of this card is the same color as my craft room ! This card means a lot to me because I have two sisters that are fighting cancer .

Hugs,

Chriss

Maxine D said...

A wise 'story' indeed Jeanette - I have just had my breast scream, and with the newer technology it is not as uncomfortable as it was once...
Love your card - a great interpretation of the story
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn McAuley said...

Pretty card with a great message!