It goes without saying that there's always time to explore your heart! Here is the inspiration page for August 2009's kit SAFETY. We'd love to see what you create! Come see us at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out.
Secure Attachment: We all need to create safe spaces inside ourselves in order to handle life’s difficulties. The touchstone for that safe place is, in the best world, created in infancy and early childhood through secure attachment with a parent…she looks at you and shows that she mirrors your emotions – it tells you that you exist, and in the future, without trying, you can go back to that security to give you comfort. Did your mother or father create a secure attachment with you? Do you remember feeling safe as a child? If you are a parent, what have you done to make sure your child knows that she or he is secure?
Safe Place: Is there a physical place you go to feel safe – a room in your house, a favorite park, or the home of a trusted friend or relative? What makes that place safe – is it the people you love, or the memories you have of that place? Or perhaps, your safe place is inside you…are there memories you pull up, or a lovely image you focus on when you need it? When do you go to that place? What does it do for you?
Vulnerable: We all have a vulnerable side – that soft part of us that feels things deeply and is sensitive, for better or for worse. What makes you make contact with the vulnerable parts of yourself? When do you feel sensitive, and how do you handle it? What makes you feel susceptible to harm or danger? Do you see your vulnerability as a liability or strength? How are you sensitive to the vulnerability in others?
Playing it Safe: Many would say that achieving rewards in life, whether business or personal, is related to the amount of risk you’re willing to take. Are you a risk-taker? If so, in what ways? Do you tend to ‘play it safe’? Has your view of risk and reward shifted over time? What risks are more comfortable for you to take, and which make you feel fearful?
Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it. Albert Smith
Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands. Jeff Cooper
When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. Thornton Wilder
Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. William Shakespeare
For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. Eleanor Everet
The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person. Jane Austen
Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. Aesop
Confidence cannot find a place wherein to rest in safety. Virgil
There is nothing more precious to a parent than a child, and nothing more important to our future than the safety of all our children. Bill Clinton
God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage. Bulgarian Proverb
If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore. Shirley Hufsteddler
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. Michelangelo
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. Aesop
This indeed is a safe refuge, it is the refuge supreme. It is the refuge whereby one is freed from all suffering. Buddha
He that's secure is not safe. Benjamin Franklin
For me, the safest place is out on a limb. Shirley MacLaine
A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular. Adlai E. Stevenson
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away. George Eliot
Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe. Thomas Jefferson
If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy
Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward. Robert Collier
One can advise comfortably from a safe port. Soren Kierkegaard
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth. Charles Dickens
Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. King Solomon
It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. Dag Hammarskjold
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me. Simone de Beauvoir
He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The logical process will often be the safe one. I tend, when I'm given that choice, to go the way that's not safe. Sting
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. Sophia Loren
There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line. E. M. Forster
Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great? Jimmy Johnson
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. Grace Hopper
When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given. Barbara Sher
Courage is what preserves our liberty, safety, life, and our homes and parents, our country and children. Courage comprises all things. Plautus