Each month, I'm doing a different activity to keep my chosen word for 2014 in the forefront. You can see January's project HERE. This month I'm sharing how I've turned the age old adage, actions speak louder than words, into something tangible. Since I have plenty of pretty paper lying around, I decided I'd put some to use in a different way and make origami stars.
I place one each day in a jar, because there are 3 actions, that while they only take a moment, have quite a large impact on those closest to me and how I see the world around me. The hubs and I exchange an I love you at the beginning and end of every day, I make time to play with Pound Cake, and I take my photo a day.
In addition to my daily star, I toss another in the jar whenever I've made a conscious effort to pause. Some reasons I've added stars for lately are, reaching out and setting a date with a girlfriend, making a donation at a local vet, taking a deep breath while driving and reminding myself that I'm not in that much of a hurry, and letting a friend know I was thinking of them.
In case you're interested in how they're made, here are instructions for these cute origami stars.
If you chose a word for 2014, how have you been focusing on it?