Hey All! We apologize for being MIA-we’ve both been in major transition! We (Kelli and Jason) just bought our first house in the beginning of July and have been living here now for about 2 weeks-settling in. Pictures to come once we have things more in place! And Jenn and Chris moved back to Memphis, TN-Chris to continue eye doctor school (layman’s terms lol) and for Jenn to find her first job out of college! So yea-we have many blog posts of projects and recipes built up that we need to just sit down and write out! This post is actually about a project I did around a year ago but keep forgetting to post. I saw it on Pinterest (here) and knew exactly what I wanted to do for my own! A long time ago I bought these from Kirkland’s on clearance for $10 each. I knew I liked the colors and that I’d do something cool with them eventually. It may seem silly to some people, but I really didn’t like the fact that the birds were IN their cages-so I never hung them. Caged birds are not the kind of thing that inspires me, to say the least. But words definitely do inspire me. Whether it’s a clever or moving quote by someone, or a song lyric, or a poem-I’m always finding myself sinking into the meaning of thoughts and words.
I chose this quote by Gandhi, “In a gentle way you can shake the world”, because it’s something that inspires me to continue living a compassionate lifestyle. I get upset and angry sometimes when I think about the way that we treat animals and humans alike and I tend to feel overwhelmed about what I can do in order to fix it or help change the situation. It’s hard to imagine that we live in a world that enslaves so many, and most just don’t see it or they turn their heads-not to face the reality of what’s happening. This quote reminds me that the choices I make every day affect the world and the direction that it’s heading-and hopefully I’ll inspire others to make compassionate choices themselves. So, that is my “gentle way”.
This project was actually really easy and fun and I’d recommend it for a fun, quick and creative project!
If any of you do this-let me know what quote/lyric you choose!