Yes, I was six(!) Inchies behind! Which, when you consider it's only an inch a week, I guess I was only six inches behind, which sounds inherently better than six weeks behind! Yeah, I'll go with that!! :-)
Anyway, being woefully behind, I played catch-up this week. Yay for me!
August 15th - Strength - With September 11th less than a month away (at the time...) and after reading several scattered updates from surviving family members of victims of 9/11, my "Strength" Inchie represents the many, many layers of support and faith and strength and hope for the future of those families and for our country.
August 22nd - Imagine - I had originally intended to leave all color out of this Inchie, leaving it to the beholder's eye to "imagine" their own color and design, but, in the end, I am a color person, and my poor little bland Inchie was screaming "COLOR ME!", so I gave in and gave it a rainbow which by its very presence inspires imagination.
August 29th - Change - The end of August brings with it the coming of autumn and a change of seasons, as my little inchie tree depicts the seasons' "change."
September 5th - Cozy - There's just something about a nice warm mug of Chai Tea that makes me feel all warm and cozy inside no matter where I am. Both Inchies (clearly I was having an indecision kind of day) were stained with, what else, Chai Tea. :-)
September 12th - Kiss - A kiss, a kiss is on their lips...my little kids show up again, sneaking a "kiss."
September 19th - Sparkle - I love the sparkle of the twinkling stars in the late-night skies.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." ~ Mahatma Gandh
"Use the everyday reality around you as fuel for the inner world of your imagination and you'll find yourself a general inspiration to all. When hope and belief are applied hands-on to the real world, the inner self can make its mark on the outer and the stuff of dreams coming true becomes your instrument to play. Manifest what you believe and watch what happens!" ~ This was actually my Horoscope for July 13th, 2008, but thought it rather profound, and I'm a big fan of profundity so thought I'd post it in my Quotes! :-)
"It is never too late to become what you could have been."
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder"
"A dream is a wish your heart makes." ~ Cinderella
"Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" - Benjamin Franklin
"You can't wait for inspiration; you have to go after it with a club." - Jack London