Posted in Children, Expressionism, Power of Attraction, Uncategorized

Back to School … fun, fun, fun!

Surround yourself with special back-to-school icons. …something to remind you of your best self. …something to remind you of your confident self. …something to bring a smile!




  • Spiral Notebook

    Spiral Notebook

    Style: 8.5″ x 11″ Spiral NotebookAccessorize while you organize with these hand made spiral notebooks. The front and bac…
    by smilingart

  • Acrylic Wall Clock

    Acrylic Wall Clock

    Style: Round (Large)It’s time to show off your favorite art, photos, and text with a custom round wall clock from Zazzle…
    by smilingart

  • Acrylic Wall Clock

    Acrylic Wall Clock

    Style: Round (Large)It’s time to show off your favorite art, photos, and text with a custom round wall clock from Zazzle…
    by smilingart

  • Acrylic Wall Clock

    Acrylic Wall Clock

    Style: Round (Large)It’s time to show off your favorite art, photos, and text with a custom round wall clock from Zazzle…
    by smilingart

  • Labels

    Labels

    Size: Medium Rectangle Waterproof Label (2.25″ x 0.75″)Multipurpose labels designed to be stuck on everything worth savi…
    by smilingart

  • Port Authority Retro Backpack Backpack, True Red /

    Port Authority Retro Backpack Backpack, True Red /

    Style: Port Authority ® City BackpackDo you find yourself always running around? Going from home to office, a quick work…
    by smilingart

  • Wrapping Paper

    Wrapping Paper

    Media: Matte Wrapping PaperMake sure every gift you give has a layer of love by creating custom wrapping paper. Availabl…
    by smilingart

  • Spiral Photo Notebook

    Spiral Photo Notebook

    Style: Photo Notebook (80 Pages B&W)Organize your day with a custom notebook! Made with your images and text on the fron…
    by smilingart

  • Wrapping Paper

    Wrapping Paper

    Media: Matte Wrapping PaperMake sure every gift you give has a layer of love by creating custom wrapping paper. Availabl…
    by smilingart

  • Clipboard

    Clipboard

    Style: ClipboardStay organized, and stunningly stylish, with custom clipboards from Zazzle! Use your favourite design, i…
    by smilingart

  • Dry Erase Board

    Dry Erase Board

    Style: Large w/ PenAdd this to your to-do list: Order a customized dry-erase board from Zazzle today! Vibrantly printed …
    by smilingart

  • Pocket Folder

    Pocket Folder

    Style: Pocket FolderCustom folders to help you nail that first impression! Made from smooth semi-gloss paper, these fold…
    by smilingart

  • Tote Bag

    Tote Bag

    Style: Jumbo ToteDesign your own tote bag to haul your belongings in style! Available in 5 sizes to fit all your lugging…
    by smilingart

  • Labels

    Labels

    Size: Small Circle Waterproof Label (0.75″)Multipurpose labels designed to be stuck on everything worth saving! From sof…
    by smilingart

  • Labels

    Labels

    Size: Small Square Clothing Label (0.75″ x 0.75″)Multipurpose labels designed to be stuck on everything worth saving! Fr…
    by smilingart

  • Binder

    Binder

    Size: Avery Signature 2″ BinderYou’ve spent time crafting interesting reports, so why not create an eye-catching Avery c…
    by smilingart

  • Ruler

    Ruler

    Length: 12 inch RulerLines so sleek and designs so awesome, you’ll find yourself making up excuses to measure everything…
    by smilingart

  • Pencil

    Pencil

    Style: PencilThere’s nothing wrong with yellow…but does every pencil have to be the same color? Not anymore!Zazzle now…
    by smilingart

  • Notes

    Notes

    Size: Post-it® Notes 10″ x 6″When your mind is brimming with to-dos, keep it together with a pad of custom 3M Post-it® N…
    by smilingart

  • Pen

    Pen

    Style: EmmyPens, like the little black dress, are one of those things that will never go out of style. Style yourself pr…
    by smilingart

  • Metal Lunchbox

    Metal Lunchbox

    Color: StainlessAdorable and durable, our metal lunch box is perfect for those in love with the classic style. Customize…
    by smilingart

  • Sticker

    Sticker

    Shape: Heart StickersMake your unique style stick by creating custom stickers for every occasion! From special mailings …
    by smilingart

  • Drawstring Backpack

    Drawstring Backpack

    Style: Drawstring BackpackReady, pack, go! Our drawstring backpack is perfect to lug around your essentials as you dash …
    by smilingart

  • Water Bottle

    Water Bottle

    Size: Water Bottle (24 oz)Drink more water. Your skin, hair, body, and mind will thank you. And now, drink out of a full…
    by smilingart

  • Tote

    Tote

    Style: All-Over-Print Cross Body Bag, MediumThe classic tote with a modern twist: all-over-print allows for 100% customi…
    by smilingart

  • Eraser

    Eraser

    Style: Round EraserWe all make mistakes – make yours disappear with a custom eraser! With photo-quality printing, these …
    by smilingart

  • Pen

    Pen

    Writing Ink Color: Black Ink PenJust because we all have smart phones and laptops doesn’t mean the written word is on it…
    by smilingart






Posted in Education, Non-Fiction, Self-Imrovement

Dear Students Returning To School Today

Here it is, the first day back to school today.  I remember the new outfit, the anticipation.

I also remember the uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach at the unknown events that might occur in a world I was not creating but was expected to fit into.  It was a bit scary.  Okay, sometimes it was a lot scary.  A lot of the time I shrank down inside myself and watched the clock.  It was not until I found something within the school day that interested me that I could survive.  Sometimes a drama club or an art class or finding some activity that was meaningful to me, made me feel more at ease.

At any rate, know it isn’t easy to meld into a bigger pot of people apart from your family.  Hold on to the fact that you will have a home to return to at the end of the day.  Try not to blame your family for all the bad things that happened during the day.  Instead, examine what part you played in experiencing these irritating things to happen during the day.  Think of ways you could change your actions and reactions that might change the way things are happier tomorrow.  The most important thing is for you to create situations that make you happy.  You can do this!  Talk with your family and friends about school, but know in the end you have to make choices that are good for you to succeed.  Keep looking for the treasures that are hidden just for you within the school day.  And, if you still cannot find them, talk to your parents and let them know you need help in fitting in.  You may need to talk to them more than once, so don’t give up.  Keep talking until you feel comfortable at school!

One last thought.  In a way, going to school is preparation for going to work in the future.  Most likely you will be required to work in order to contribute to your family’s needs.  You may as well find solutions now for your uneasiness.  It will make a big difference to your life when you are older. Take a deep breath, or several breaths during the day and find your treasures hidden within your day.

I salute you who are returning today.  I wish you well. Trust in your reactions and be kind to yourself as you venture out into the world outside of your family!