the distance is nothing {freebie}…

This freebie downloadable/printable is a Jane Austen quote that hits me every time I read it:

The distance is nothing when one has a motive.

As with the other printables here on the blog, there’s no charge and nothing to sign up for – just download and print as you wish.

The files include one pdf file (you can set the size when you print), as well as jpg files for sizes 4×6, 5×7, and 8×10. These are high quality, 300dpi, suitable for printing to frame, or put on a bulletin board, or use in an art journal – or just have somewhere as an inspirational piece, a reminder, a motivator, an encouragement: The distance is nothing when one has a motive.

Get the pdf file here.

The 4×6 jpg file is here.

The 5×7 jpg file is here.

The 8×10 jpg file is here.

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more journey with joy…

When life throws up a bunch of hurdles and challenges, I have to keep reminding myself that I can connect with joy even if I don’t feel happy about what’s going on or how I’m feeling otherwise.

For me, connecting with joy sometimes means that I have to really, really look for those moments, those little pockets, those little somethings, that bring me joy.

Sometimes it means being very deliberate, very intentional. I have to watch for them, so that I can notice them when they happen, and capture them to bring them into my heart and my day.

Sometimes it means I have to actively do something to connect with joy. To make a deliberate choice and decision to make that connection… Even something simple like pulling up a favorite song to listen to. Or spending a few minutes gazing at a beautiful sky. Or giving our cat some scritches and cuddles.

Sometimes we have to deliberately notice. Or consciously choose.

And I’ve found it’s sort of like a muscle – the more I work this joy muscle, the more often I realize I’m feeling joy.

Even when things are difficult. And even if I’m not exactly happy.

I created this art journaling JOY page two or three years ago. It’s nothing fancy, but if you’d like it as a reminder of JOY, it’s yours if you’d like to have it. Just click below to access the downloadable and printable pdf of the image – as with all the printables here, it’s free.

 

 

write the story {free printable}…

This printable is for the writers out there! And it’s free (you can find other free printables here).

Sometimes my mind goes in various directions thinking of what to write, wondering what story to share or tell (whether fiction or real life). Sometimes the ideas swirl but I feel confused about which one to choose. Sometimes I draw a blank about what to write.

When I’m faced with any of these situations, I’ve found that I continue to come back to a main guiding principle – and I’ve put those words into a downloadable printable.

Write the story you’re given to write.

That’s a main thing, I believe, we’re asked to do when it comes to writing. No one else will have the same story we’re guided to write, in the same way we’re guided to write it.

As with the other printables, there’s no charge, nothing to sign up for, no need to give your email address… simply download whatever file(s) you wish.

The files include one pdf file (you can set the size when you print), as well as jpg files for sizes 4×6, 5×7, and 8×10. These are high quality, 300dpi, suitable for printing to frame, or put on a bulletin board, or put somewhere as an inspirational piece, reminder, or gentle nudge of encouragement: Write the story you’re given to write.

The links are below – get all the files or just one, whatever you wish.

Get the pdf file here.

The 4×6 jpg file is here.

The 5×7 jpg file is here.

The 8×10 jpg file is here.

Download, print, and enjoy!

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