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January 23, 2020

Chocolate and Ice Cream

Here we are at the end of our little mini-blog series and I have to tell you that this week spending time with my family hearing them share about their 2019 Connected Canvas outcomes has meant more that I could ever express. And perhaps someday, I’ll be able to share that with you. But right now, I have one more canvas to share. 

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January 22, 2020

Happy Times by Zoey

The final member of the Smeltzer family is little Miss Zoey. She was thrilled to share a list of nine happy moments from 2019. Here is what her Happy Board revealed…

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January 21, 2020

Iguanas and Me!!

When I look at my Connected Canvas from the beginning of 2019 the image that always stands out to me the most is the picture of the iguanas on the beach and the rest just didn’t speak to me. I truthfully thought this image spoke to me because of my awesome years spent living in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the interactions we had at that time with the iguana’s on the island. But on a whim I looked up what Iguanas symbolize and below are excerpts from whatismyspiritanimal.com and how it relates to me and my board. Once I did that the iguana image as well as the rest of the board seemed to make sense to me.

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January 21, 2020

A Connected Canvas Story

My husband, Josh, experienced his first Vision Fest last year. He created a board that he felt good about, he believed that his Connected Canvas told the story of what he truly hoped to manifest in 2019. His board spent half of the year displayed by his desk in our office at home and then the second half of the year it hung on the wall in front of the treadmill. 

Josh sat down with his Connected Canvas and shared with me that it truly did tell the story of 2019. He also shared that the Canvas provides hints of what is to possibly come in 2020. 

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January 20, 2020

Happy Board Highlights Happy Moments

Last year my girls showed up at Vision Fest due to a lack of childcare. Josh really wanted to experience the event. He’s such a supportive hubby but I digress. While the girls were hanging out watching tv, they eventually came out to see exactly what we were doing. After seeing all the tearing, cutting, gluing and painting they demanded that they be allowed to partake. I honestly didn’t have the heart to say no. 

Once they got situated and ready to create they asked, so what exactly are we making – what do we do? Hmmm… good question. My forte is teaching adults not children, so my go-to tactics were not going to work here. Instead, I gave them one simple prompt, find images that make you happy and together we created Happy Boards. 

As Maddy and I chatted while looking at her 2019 board, she shared with me that the board reflected several key happy moments from the last year. 

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