Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge has it's newest challenge up and this month it is to scrap about a belief or a philosophy. I love these challenges as they make you think and if you want, put you outside your comfort zone.
I was tempted to do a fun belief (and any belief about mismatched socks I am more than willing to subscribe to* ) but I also am a firm believer in going through life not harming others. Ok, not perfect at this, but I try.
We took this photo at Buddha Park outside Vientiane in Laos, a really quirky place with both Buddhist and Hindu statues all made by one man, slightly tacky but fascinating and we loved every moment of visiting it. I love this free mixing of religious symbols throughout these countries. I cannot imagine for a minute a Christian, Muslim or Jewish park allowing symbols from other religions to have equal footing. Maybe I'm wrong . I love Anne's completely beautiful Lo depicting "one river, many wells", fits in perfectly with the park.
I think this ties in nicely with another fav of mine - which I have just discovered through the joys of Wikipediea, is called The Golden Rule - Do as you would be done by. If only our politicians and anyone with power or influence would follow this rule, there may be less lies, less condescension and less judgement of others.
Enough preaching now, I had some exciting news yesterday, I won a Echo Park pack from Scrapbookers Anonymous for this lo!!! yay, much dancing and little cheers from my direction.
Ok,check out the other Dt's gorgeous work and please tell us your philosophy of life, a tricky but very satisfying challenge to complete.
* I discovered the secret of why Henry's socks were more likely to fall into the mysterious 'single sock' category more than any other in our house when I cleaned under the couch up stairs. After ploughing through lots of stray lego pieces, I found 12(!!) of Henry's socks shoved under the couch and only two were pairs!! 8 singles!! I have no idea what he was thinking....