I’m sure you have all heard of a vision board. It’s a board where you put your goals and dreams so you can see them. It’s a great visual! We should all have goals and dreams for our life. I don’t have a visual board. I have tried one. I kind of got discouraged because I felt like a failure if I didn’t meet my goal. I do have goals and dreams though.
I want to share something that I saw the other day. You will start with a blank board, canvas, whatever you choose to use. You can decorate it and make it cute, Pinterest has lots of cute ideas. I love Pinterest! It’s your blank canvas, you’re not going to put anything on it, yet.
Amazon has some cute things too. I like the grid with little clothespins.
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As the year goes on you will begin to put things on it. Maybe photos, tickets, postcards of places you’ve been, special receipts, cards you’ve received, or print a special email or message you have received. Birthdays, photos, or notes of encouragement to yourself. Random acts of kindness that someone did for you or that you did for someone. Scripture or quotes that have helped you. Answered prayers!! It can be anything that is special to you. This will be your POSITIVE/THANKFUL BOARD!! It will be a visual for you to look at when you get discouraged or just want to remember those sweet memories. At the end of the year, you will look on it and be thankful and encouraged for the positive things that happen throughout the year, instead of the goals you didn’t accomplish, or the not so good things that happen. You will take it all down at the end of the year and put it in a file folder and mark it 2018 to keep and start all over the next year. I think this is such a good idea. You can keep your vision board as well if you have one.
My blank board.
I’m ready to get my positive/thankful board started. I’m going to back to the beginning of January and put on what I’ve missed thus far. An example…One day It was raining and I wanted a parking spot close to the door at Walmart. I’m also thinking at the same time, how far I would be from the place you put your shopping cart when you’re done. Yes, I put them where they go. I opted for the spot closes to the door to park. When I came out, it was raining, I put items in the car, and just as I’m about to walk to put the cart up, an elderly man walking by, said, “I’ll take that for you.” Y’all, it’s the little things. I’m going to write that down and put it on there. It’s a small thing to some, but it was a big thing to me. There is always something to be thankful for. We have to look for the positive in situations & circumstances instead of the negative.
I have started mine. I still have a couple things to add. I went with simple. I can’t wait to fill it up throughout the year.
I would love for you to share your ideas with me as well. Do you have a vision board? A positive board? What works for you? Leave me a comment below.
Enjoying the simple life,