Path of Positivity - #12 Thoughtfulness

It doesn't take much to be thoughtful. We probably are thoughtful every day, small gestures like opening the door for someone, doing a favor, or just putting someone's feelings before our own. To me it takes more effort to be thoughtless. I guess it was just the way I was raised. But it seems like the younger generation is loosing some of these values. They are so absorbed in themselves that they sometimes become oblivious to their surroundings. I have a 17 year old son and he sometimes falls into this. I don't think it is intentional, but he does not think about how his actions can affect others. Simple things like putting dirty dishes away, taking out the trash when it is full, or helping out around the house.

As a parent, it is important to instill values into our children, and to be thoughtful is a value. As we get older we can appreciate how others feel and are more aware of our surroundings. Perhaps that is when thoughtfulness becomes second nature. I try to lead by example and sometimes by bad example on purpose so he can see how it feels when someone is thoughtless. I found my sentiment on line and had Lisa from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles whip up a sentiment. She is very thoughtful that way. It fit my card and the theme perfectly. Hopefully something my son can learn to live by.

Our sponsor this month is Pickled Potpourri. The image I got to work with is called "Today."

And here is my card:

We have some other amazing prizes offered up by our regular sponsors, for more details be sure to hop on over to Path of Positivity for all the "deets."

Here is a list of the wonderful prizes that will be offered up -
  • Ten digital images from Creative Bug Digitals for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week.
  • Three digital images from Ike's World for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • $7 gift certificate from Pickled Potpourri Designs, our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all eligible entrants.
  • One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.

So let us know what thoughtfulness means to you.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:


  1. What a beautiful card! LOVE the gorgeous image and the fabulous fold, too! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to visit my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy!!!

    1. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! Mynn xx

  2. Lovely card, my fave colours, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  3. Lovely spring card. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions this month.

  4. Oh wow Monica this is just stunning with the purple and black. Thoese butterflies are just such a fun creative touch.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. I love how the front of your card lets the inside pop out alittle. Great card!!

  6. Fabulous card. I love the butterfly off the edge of the card.

  7. Great card hun love it fabulous work - thank you so much for playing along at CFTH x

  8. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing at Little Red Wagon!

  9. Oh your card is so beautiful and so are you... Love your little story on thoughtfulness. And I do agree with you 100%. We all need to be more thoughtful. Thanks for joining us this week at Created with love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  10. This is a lovely card! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

  11. Great card. Love the image. Thanks for joining our Think Spring Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    Created with Love Challenges

  12. Your color scheme is very striking and the black butterfly is so sophisticated.

    Mary Anne, Great Impression DT

  13. What a pretty card. Love the colors and the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It
    Cindy DT

  14. A lovely card with a fabulous layout and fancy fold. Love the image and the colours you have used. Thanks for sharing with us at Com and Get It. Meighan DT

  15. Love the purple and black combo. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  16. Love the butterflies. Thanks for playing at CFTH. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

  17. Such an incredibly beautiful creation Monica. Love the colour combination you went with and the layout too. Great idea to add the extra big butterfly. That and the pretty ribbon really make beautiful additions.

    I also agree with what you had to say. It seems that these days, many people are so absorbed in themselves that they don't take time to reach out and show thoughtfulness, care or respect to those around them. It is definitely a sad state of affairs. However, I know there are still a few people out there who do live very thoughtful lives and that gives me a measure of hope. Thanks for getting the challenge start off on a very thoughtful path.


  18. Very interesting design and nice colours. Good luck! Regards, TokBobok


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