Today’s lesson will be heavy on pictures
and light on words.
I had heard about Project Life for some time.
I dismissed it as too hard and time-consuming.
If I had actually done some research instead of clucking my tongue
I would have found that the entire premise of Project Life is
easy and fast.
As their website explains:
Project Life is a back-to-basics approach to memory-keeping.
My dear friend Cheryl gave me a perfectly timed push when
she shared that she had begun Project Life and gave me stacks of cards to
get me started.
I decided to use a smaller scale album to fill with our summer memories.
Once I completed my first few pages I was hooked.
It provided a visual way for me to pay attention to our life and
discover joy in the daily and not so daily parts of life.
I have been given permission to share a few pages of our summer book.
Sorry they turned out a bit fuzzy but I think you will get the idea.
(Click on a picture to view it larger…if you dare.)
Finding a cookie combining Courtney and Caleb’s nicknames ( well, almost if it had said
CoCoJoJo it would have been perfect.)
Loving our breakfast time. Sometimes I just let the photo speak for themselves without any
journaling or card inserts.
Take me out to the ballpark.
A fun memory from a rainy summer day.
(Those donuts were glazed with Nutella…heaven.)
I am so thankful to Cheryl for introducing me to Project Life.
I have resisted the temptation to make every page look perfect and just
enjoyed the process of documenting our life.
Keeping a scrapbook is not a new idea.
This method of compiling memories has helped to pause,
remember and give thanks.
I caught Caleb looking through the book the other day,
casually flipping through the pages of summer.
Anyone out there doing Project Life?
Summer school lesson #9:
Finding gratitude in the ordinary may be as simple as discovering a method
to gaze at your life moments.