Memories are a Great Reminder

Written by Karen Gibbs

Oh the memories! I was looking amongst my scrapbooking cache for supplies to use in my bible journaling when I came across a Noosa newspaper from 2002. I opened the first page and there I was! Wow, I had forgotten all about this story being in the paper. Clearly, I was going to scrapbook the memory but it never happened. How interesting to look back on the story and reminisce about the success of that business and my first book. The newspaper story began, “Scrapbook Creations a runaway success. A Noosa craft shop has won a Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce 2002 Excellence in Business award in the small business retail category. Karen Gibbs, owner of Scrapbook Creations in Noosaville won the award last month at a gala presentation dinner on the Sunshine Coast. Scrapbook Creations won the title, open to all businesses on the Sunshine Coast after passing the scrutiny of a judges’ interview and trial by mystery shopper….”

So much has happened in my life since then. This past year in particular has been the toughest year to date. In fact, I am struggling to recover from a tragic event nine months ago, and am just beginning to get active with my blog again. Finding this little memory was a timely reminder that anything is possible, so I decided to save the memory here on my blog. It’s a good thing to look back on your achievements and think about what’s possible. Life has a way of pulling us down, so little reminders go a long way in keeping our focus on the potential for good. Of, course “life will still happen” but living life with a positive focus is sure to bring a brighter future. I’m looking forward to connecting with you all again. I’m hoping to be putting out our first newsletter next month…finally! Here’s to making many more great memories..

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About the author

Karen Gibbs

'Empowering Connections' is my thing. Hi there, I'm Karen, a Circle Facilitator, Author and Coach, empowering individuals to feel connected and positively impact the lives of others.
Through my writing, I advocate for those who struggle with depression or anxiety by supporting and serving their families and friends to understand mental health issues better.
My latest book is entitled "Stop The Downward Spiral: Everything the person in your life who struggles with depression wishes you knew."
I published my first book, Scrapbook Creations, in 2002 and won the Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business award for my business of the same name.
Helping others to connect and live a happy, faith-infused life is my passion. I gain inspiration daily from God and nature.
From my heart to yours, Karen x

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