A Layout

1.12.2010

What Does My Family See...

Here's a somewhat recent layout that I created just for fun...I had been thinking about a guest speaker that was at one of our more recent MOP's meetings whose message really resonated with me. The speaker is an area pastor of a congregation in our community and he was speaking about communication and how only 7% of all our communication is verbal and the rest is all non-verbal. Which means...we are saying alot even when we may not think we are. Mostly, to our loved ones and those that we spend the most of our time around. It made me think about how it is that I greet Zoey at the end of a school day or whether or not I make the effort to meet Ethan at the door when he comes home late and exhausted from work. Do I smile and take a moment to check in and see how his day was, or since I'm exhausted and done in from the day too, do I just keep on making dinner and not acknowledge that he's home in a direct and pointed way? This topic really struck me for some reason and made me think about myself and how it is that I potentially affect those around me (as well as how it is that I am affected by others) and as for myself, I'm trying to make more of a concious effort to pay attention to what it is that I am saying when I may think that I'm not even speaking at all.

Happy Tuesday to you!

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Tracy said...

What a good idea.

I wonder what my family sees in me?

Tracy

Lydia said...

Love love love that button felt, looks amazing and really softnes the layout, and what a great title to jump start your journalling.

Marianna said...

Lovely layout. Love everything about it... Can't wait to see more of your creations :o)

-Mari
(got your link from two peas)

Dalayney's Doodles said...

Thats an adorable picture of you. :) Great layout!

Nat said...

Oh this is so gorgeous!

Marfa said...

I just got my Feb 2010 issue of CK and you've got an awesome layout in there "Thursday morning waffles..." LOVE it!!!

Patty S said...

great to think about. tfs!
:-)

Vicky said...

Jen, you've got some wonderful insights about communications, tfs :) Love your LO, the title really pops and of course, your pic is fabulous!