Monday, April 18, 2016

Can't be Calm! It's My Birthday and YOU get a RAK!

 Can't be Calm! It's My Birthday and YOU get a RAK!


I'm 41 years old today. This is my first birthday without my mom. I'm a little sad but to get my spirits up and to celebrate, I'd like to give a gift to you! That's right! I am giving away 41 Crafty Random Acts of Kindness Mailings!

To get one, be one of the first 41 peeps to comment below telling me how you get happy when you're a little sad. If you'd like a RAK, email me (lavie_bordeperry at yahoo.com) your snail mail address. Please add the subject 41 Crafty RAKs so I can find your info quickly.

All RAKs will be mailed next month and I will post here when I have done so, so you may watch your mailbox for a little crafty goodness from me.

I will also start blogging regularly again in June 2016 so stay tuned for some uber crafty posts!

~La-Vie

39 comments:

  1. Welcome back La-Vie!!!!! Wishing you a Birthday filled with Happy Memories to put in a scrapbook! Glad to see you smiling and blogging again. When I'm sad I get on my knees and pour my soul out to the Lord (Let it go). I turn on the Gospel station, because there is always a song that ministers to my spirit. If I feel any tension, I exercise. Just keep thinking 'Happy' thoughts. Be blessed.

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  2. My mom passed away 2 years ago. When I am sad I look at family photos or just being around my grandchildren always makes me happy. Spending time in my garden or in my craft room is also helpful.

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  3. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day!! How kind of you to do a RAK!!!!

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  4. Happy Birthday 🎂 to you! When I am sad shopping always put a smile on my face!!!

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  5. Happy birthday, La-Vie! It's people like you who bring joy to others because of your fun, loving, good-natured spirit. Your smile is infectious! To find my happy place when sad, I try to take the focus off myself and send a note to someone (as you're doing now!) to let them know I'm thinking of them. This could be to mail a card, send an email, voice mail, or post on FB. One time I sent flowers to my mother on MY birthday. This was to thank her for having me and raising me to experience life to its fullest.

    In this sad time of missing your mom, it appears you're finding your joy by doing a RAK to your online scrapbooking friends. Enjoy your birthday! Here's to many more!

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  6. When i'm sad I purchase some chocolate make a cup of tea and watch a scary movie. I know it doesn't sound like it would make someone happy but it does. Losing someone is so hard, I could give you strategies etc but it is a day by day, person by person thing. Remember all the good times, check back in your scrapbooks and remember. <3

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that it is really hard to find your happy place after you lose a loved one. I try to spend lots of time with my grandkids and think of the wonderful time that had with that special person and count my blessings for those wonderful memories. Keep your heart open and enjoy all the new wonderful memories that are sure to come your wayy.

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  8. Happy Birthday!! Your Mom would be proud :)
    When I'm down, I think of Jeremiah 29:11 and remember that God has a plan of prosperity, hope and a future for me. I know if I trust Him, I will be ok.

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  9. Happy birthday La-Vie! When I am sad or down, I like to be alone so that I can collect my thoughts and regroup. I tune any and everybody else out and focus on what I need to do to get back to my happy place.

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  10. When I'm sad or feeling down I put both my dogs in the car and take them down to the local park and walk them. I love to see them so happy out and about and it's an instant cheer me up!

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  11. Happy Happy Birthday! My mother passed suddenly in October of 2013-just shy of 1 month after my wedding and only 2 months before we found out I was pregnant. It was an extremely difficult time for me & then we almost lost our son during delivery & spent a month in NICU, unsure of whether or not he would ever come home-but I believe wholeheartedly that she is his guardian angel and helped him recover. That is what I think about when I miss her & I know she's here with us.

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  12. Happy Birthday.....I just losty father February 28, 2016, when I am sad....I look at pics...and my daughters keep my spirits up...and lete know "mama, its going to be OK"....I also jump on a new project...so kind of you to do a RAK

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  13. First let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I am sorry you are having to spend it without your mom. I know that feeling all too well, as I have spent every one of my almost 30 without mine. She passed when I was just 3 months old.
    When I feel sad I always try and create something. Its the best way I know to channel my sadness into something beautiful.

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  14. first off you don't look 41!! now to answer the question, i go outside and walk in the park or in the woods. the beauty of nature always helps me to clear my energies and sort through my unhappiness! thank you so much for doing this RAK not many people are so kind

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  15. Happy belated birthday and Mother's Day! Hugs and prayers as you go through this season. When I am sad or down I pray and often times I will go somewhere and have a good cry. Welcome back to sharing your craftiness, you are an awesome crafter!

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  16. Happy Birthday.....I just losty father February 28, 2016, when I am sad....I look at pics...and my daughters keep my spirits up...and lete know "mama, its going to be OK"....I also jump on a new project...so kind of you to do a RAK

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  17. Happy birthday sweets!!! How very nice of you to celebrate your birthday by doing crafty RAKS. You are a true gem. Well when I am sad, I pray. I go into my peaceful place and talk to God. It's funny how that might sound like a cliche. But it's so calming. I always start off in prayer then I go to my favorite bible versus. Afterwards I put on some calming Christian music. Before I know it, I feel much better.

    Good luck sweet cakes!

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  18. Happy belated birthday! Sending hugs and prayers that you find comfort in remembering all the wonderful memories you've shared with your mother. When I get sad, I turn to gospel music to help me lift my spirits. Thanks for the RAK.

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  19. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. When I am a little sad I find some comedy to enjoy. Anything that can make me laugh can usually bring me out of a funk.

    Thanks for the RAK.

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  20. Happy Birthday! I pray you had a wonderful time. Losing a loved one is never easy, especially your Mom. I lost my son in 2001 and that's when I started crafting. It was very therapeutic. God bless you for your generosity to others!! You are inspiring!

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  21. Enjoy your birthday month. I lost my son when he was 13. I had more that 600 Thank You cards to send out. After 3 trips to the Hallmark store I decided to start making my own cards. That was a few years ago and I've been making cards ever since. When I need to lift my spirits the scissors, adhesive and BRIGHT, COLORfUL paper come out to play!

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday!!! And thank you for your transparency and sharing your story. I love when people are able to share their personal stories....you just never know who it helps and the impact that your words can have on someone else's heart. Thanks in advance for your RAK....I love this sort of thing!

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  23. This is absolutely amazing. What a beautiful way to celebrate and honor your Mom's spirit. God bless you

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  24. Awesome and Happy Birthday Queen!

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  25. Awesome and Happy Birthday Queen!

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  26. Happy birthday!!! I know how difficult it is to celebrate without a love one that has passed on. I just stay prayed up when I get sad missing my parents and knowing one glorious day we will all be together again.

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  27. Happy Birthday. I know it's hard when a loved has gone to be with the lord, but just stand and continue to create.

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  28. Happy Birthday, beautiful! What a loving spirit. I know your mom is giggling at you sharing joy and kindness with others. Your generosity and selflessness is a big enough RAK for me. Enjoy all God has planned for you. Stay strong. #missingmymomtoo.

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  29. Happy Happy Birthday!! When I am sad, the things I do to feel better: Pray to God, and just talk to Him as I would a counselor. I will also make cards, ATCs, something crafty to take my mind off things. The first everything without a loved one is hard.. I lost my Mom more that 15 years ago, and while her birthday, date of death and such don't put me into tears now, I do feel sad on those day. I just let it be. It will pass. (((((((HUGS)))))))

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  30. I struggle with depression, so I tend to get sad. I try to concentrate on working a crossword puzzle or watch videos on YouTube that make me laugh. I too lost my mother several years ago and my father right after that. I don't do holidays because it's just me now. My birthday is Jan 4th and since my mother died I don't even receive a card. Alot of people wish me happy birthday on Fb which is nice. So to not concentrate on the family oriented activities during the holidays, I volunteer. I helped a church group cook Thanksgiving for the homeless shelter. I also helped another group cook for the ladies in jail for substance abuse issues we work with. Xmas time I go work to help those on a nursing home nearby. Make cards andon't candy to give out.

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  31. Happy bday! I know it just be hard, but we crafters are part of a community of love. Hugs!

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  32. I would love to have one because I've never had a rak and happy birthday to you

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  33. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope that you did have a good day. Losing a love one is hard as heck! This weekend was my second Mothers Day without mine..just wasn't the same. Just a little advice..keep those memories close, and it can often bring a smile to a heavy heart.
    If you have not gotten 41 RAK I would love one too!

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  34. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope that you did have a good day. Losing a love one is hard as heck! This weekend was my second Mothers Day without mine..just wasn't the same. Just a little advice..keep those memories close, and it can often bring a smile to a heavy heart.
    If you have not gotten 41 RAK I would love one too!

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  35. Hope that you had a wonderful birthday.

    Hello,

    Thanks for doing this. You're going to be so blessed with doing this. I would love to receive one of your RAK's. When I am sad I make myself happy by reflecting back on positive memories and things that have made me smile or laugh. I also talk to my husband or a close friend about how or what I am feeling. I know that your mother is smiling at what you are doing right now. She is very proud of you.

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  36. Hi doll happy birthday and Mother's Day are all the RAKs taken if not I would like one..

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  37. Come join us again. We have some great prizes and some fun challenges. Love you see you again.

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  38. Hello La-Vie! Stop by to check on you. Hope you are smiling and crafting again. Be blessed!

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  39. Your birthday is almost here again; what happened to the regular blogging that was supposed to start? I hope all is well with you... Happy early birthday!

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Your comments bring me SO much Joy! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and view my creations. If you love what you see, please share my posts and invite your friends to follow me as well! ~XXX La-Vie B.