Soul Offering

While shipping off one of my books sold on Etsy, I realized that it was hard to let it go.  The postal worker took my package and I suddenly wanted it back.  I didn’t ask for it back.  I let him mail it off like I was supposed to.  But got me thinking…why?  Why was my little scrapbook so hard to let go of?  It wasn’t the hours I put into creating it.  It wasn’t that I had taken the time to come up with something new, different or creative and wanted to hold on to that idea.  It wasn’t because I had used some of my pretty paper, ink, ribbon, lace and embellishments.  So why?  Why had it been so hard to let that little book go?
While sitting in my car in the parking lot of the Post Office…
I understood.
When I scrapbook, I put my heart and soul into it.  When I create layouts or projects for my family it’s a way of telling them that I love them.  A way of preserving the good times, the love our family shares.
That’s why when I create a book or project and end up selling it, it’s hard to let it go…I’m mailing out a little offering from my soul.
As I sat there and thought about my little soul offering, I started to feel good.  This particular book was going to Australia. I have also shipped books to New York, Hawaii, Texas, Wisconsin…Suddenly it dawned on me.  I have been shipping my little soul offerings around the world.  How amazing is that?  How fun to think of the lives my little pieces of scrapbook art are touching.  That someone, somewhere will receive a handmade gift, made with love, heart and soul…made by little ‘ol me.

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