A Crafter's Life

Live. Love. Laugh.

Check out Sassy the Highly Opinionated Miniatures Schnauzer’s latest musing on her blog page SchnauzerSnips.

It seems like a week (or even a day) does not go by without hearing of some new atrocity in the news. There seems like there is so much sadness in the world.

What gives me a sense of peace is remembering that there is ALSO so much happiness and kindness in the world. It is important to focus my energy and attention on stories of people doing good in the world.

During my days of garage sale-ing with my friend Pam, years ago, I came across the cutest little “knick-knack” that made me smile. I think I bought it for 50 cents at the garage sale.


I keep it on my desk in my studio, however I posed it in my backyard for the photo. I always keep one of my little schnauzer figurines with it (because schnauzers are part of what make me “live, love, and laugh”). My 50 cent investment has brought me priceless amounts of smiles.

I will keep sending my thought and prayers to those affected by all the terrible recent tragedies in this country and around the world.

I think though it is okay, for our own psychological and emotional well being, to take a break from the news (and social media like Facebook) for a while and just focus on our loved ones, our friends and our community; as well as sewing, quilting, or other crafting project.

It is also okay to keep on living, loving and laughing, despite what is going on in the world.

(Photo credit for featured photo – by Magnus Skarstedt, Duck, Duck, Goose Statue | White River State Park, Indianapolis, freeimages.com)

5 thoughts on “Live. Love. Laugh.”

  1. Oh, I just adore Sassy’s rolling on her back picture! My gray tabby Elizabeth loves to strike that pose with her paws in the air, begging me for belly rubs, preferably with my foot. I can just see Sassy rolling and cavorting in the grass, leaving her endearing scent for the next nose to find.

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