Some days, just a simple little gesture can make all the difference in a good day or a not so good day. My daughter has just recently transferred from a community college to a 4 year college. She told me the other day that she is shocked at how "smart" all the other people in her classes are. She told me she was used to being one of the smartest in the class (she is not so humble) and now she feels really "dumb". I know she isn't, she is just taking really difficult classes and a lot of them. I think she just needs to settle into this new school and new challenge. I am sure she will, but I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her and also to let her know she is much stronger (and smarter) than she realizes. What better way to say that to her than a little surprise card stuck into her notebook for her to find on her longest day of classes.
Here is the card I plan to leave for her tomorrow morning.
I love this quote. It is so appropriate for us women who are facing difficult times, whatever they may be. I know that in my heart Carly will always be my little girl, but in reality she is a strong young woman and I hope this beautiful quote by Eleanor Roosevelt from Afternoon Tea Sentiments will stick with her as she works her way through this difficult school semester. Here's a look at what else you can find in Afternoon Tea Sentiments.
Sometimes, just a simple sentiment can be the best focal point. For my card I rotated the sketch a bit and used some beautiful patterned paper by Creative Imaginations and ribbon I found at my LSS that was a perfect match.
Since I know that Carly will probably not want to carry that card around with her, I made her a little bookmark that I am pretty sure she will keep with her to remind her of how strong she really is!
Thanks for taking a look and why not give the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenges a try? They really are fun and a great way to get your creativity going. Here's a link to the WM Sketch Challenge Blog.