Give Sunday | 01

Fall And Rise Word Art By Ali Edwards

This year, in honor of my One Little Word® "give," I'm planning to share a hand-drawn quote each Sunday here on my blog.

It will be words that inspire me, many of which will likely come from my "Words" board on Pinterest

I hope these words will also inspire you in one way or another and you will be encouraged to look at the ways you and your family give to yourselves, to each other, and to the world. 

To help you start thinking about ways to give I designed a #givesunday word art set with a checklist. It includes a 4x6 card, the title and the checklist (because, you know, we document). 

Click here to download the #givesunday word art.

And here's the quote for this week (if anyone has a source for this quote I'd love to know - it was listed as "unknown" on Pinterest): 

Updated with attribution: Looks like this is a mash-up of a couple quotes from Ritu Ghatourey and Brigitte Nicole (via this pin - thanks Liz for locating that)

Click here to download the #givesunday 01 quote.

You're invited to join me. What will you give today? 

Have a wonderful Sunday. 

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  1. jdm9 says…
    01/11/2015

    I believe the credit goes to Ritu Ghatourey for the quote. I love this quote and have been reminding myself of these truths for the last year. Thanks Ali!

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  2. PolkaDotCreative says…
    01/11/2015

    Ali I have on my blog today my own gift and I'm urging others to 'pay {the act of giving} forward' too. You are an inspiration. http://www.polkadotcreative.com.au/2015/01/weekly-brush-script-its-ok-to-be-scared/

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    1. MrsQ says…
      01/11/2015

      Your script is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for your gift as well - & I have now bookmarked your blog :)

  3. sarahboirin says…
    01/11/2015

    i am going to *give* thanks to you Ali.x

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  4. crystalmoody says…
    01/11/2015

    In December I was looking for a way to use my art to help others. So this year, every Fursday I'll be partnering with a local rescue group to help tell the story of a furry friend who needs a forever home. Here's the first in the series: http://crystalmoody.com/yoch/1/fursday-aria

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/11/2015

      Love that.

    2. BronwenC says…
      01/11/2015

      <3 So awesome.

  5. Amygretchen says…
    01/11/2015

    Since embarking on my practice of a word a year give was one of my most favorite. It had a powerful effect and changed my life profoundly. I hope it has the same effect on you. Thanks for being so generous Ali!

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  6. Mdiamond says…
    01/11/2015

    This is awesome, thank you!
    I did a quick search and the only author I could find for that quote is "Ritu Ghatourey" Not sure of the authenticity of this but I did see it on several sites....

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/11/2015

      Got it - thank you!

  7. Monica3B says…
    01/11/2015

    Beautiful quote and so important to remember that life is full of ups and downs, but we must keep moving to see whats ahead.

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  8. simplypearl says…
    01/11/2015

    ali, thank you for sharing this beautiful word art.

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  9. ScrappinMyHeartOut says…
    01/11/2015

    Thank you.

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  10. hgauvin says…
    01/11/2015

    Thank you!

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  11. fcivira says…
    01/11/2015

    You're rock! Thanks!
    My word is give too! but I'm documenting in spanish "Dar".
    You'll inspiring me today to think in new ways to give with my word. I really appreciate that!
    Happy sunday everyone!

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  12. me1312 says…
    01/11/2015

    LOVE it! Thanks so much!

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  13. winkasheart says…
    01/11/2015

    Thank You Ali! I first clicked on the download from the email, and it came up with your bummer page.....LOVE IT! You and Simon are so cute. I did come to the blog and got the download fine, but had to mention how much I enjoyed that page. (Hehehehe. Bet you never heard that before.)

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/11/2015

      Thanks for letting me know that - I'll look into why that would happen. Looks like both those download links are only downloadable when you come to this page. I'll try to include that in the future for people who are reading it via email.

    2. Mrs_Cheshire says…
      01/11/2015

      I clicked the link from the e-mail and came to the same page. Love the video of you and Simon. Knew if I came to the blog I would find the answer though. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness :)

  14. mtercha says…
    01/11/2015

    Thanks for sharing that beautiful quote, I'd never seen that before. I'm going to show my kids though, definitely fits with what I try and show them. Teach I mean. And I could use a lesson or two myself, thanks. Thanks also for sharing your word art, I think I know exactly where this will go. Appreciate you. Michelle t

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  15. virginiegoujon says…
    01/11/2015

    I give you a big Thank you Ali.

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  16. gemmag says…
    01/11/2015

    I would like to give thanks to you! I have spent this weekend finishing up my December Daily album. It is the first time I have tried the 'daily' approach, and my first time using a kit. It is the only album I've actually finished - and I've loved every minute of it!! I know this is something special that me and my family will enjoy looking back on for years to come. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

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  17. Michelle06 says…
    01/11/2015

    Be totally rad to check every one of those boxes! Every day!

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  18. AlliB says…
    01/11/2015

    Love this!!! Thanks Ali!!!

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  19. SarahGiles says…
    01/11/2015

    Thanks Ali! Love the quote - the beginning reminded me of Alanis Morisette's 'You live, you learn' - that album was huge when I was in my first year at university and I think I still know all the words 30 years later. :)

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  20. kklmu1320 says…
    01/11/2015

    Thanks Ali! This quote is perfect for what I'm dealing with in life.

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  21. Braniff says…
    01/11/2015

    Giving thanks to you Ali for the awesome word art and for the Sunday inspiration. Have a great day with your family!

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  22. Queen_Mary says…
    01/11/2015

    Ali, Thank you so much! Your quote is perfect for my word RISE! How serendipitous and lovely! I know there is at least one other person with Rise this year, I hope you hear from her as well, if not, I know she's tickled pink too, just busy of a Sunday morn. I could just use the first line and be fine! BTW, love the Mexico pics, Dave doesn't like the hotel area either so we've never gone! I'll talk to him about Aaron's suggestions/fav spots!

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  23. Erin_B says…
    01/11/2015

    Thank you for this quote Ali. The words are very timely for me. Love the checklist too. Today, I give myself the permission to spend some time nurturing me. The last couple years I have neglected some of the things that make me ME in favor of the do lists, have to's and should's. This year I remember time spent on me is valid time as well.

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  24. vanme7 says…
    01/11/2015

    That is so awesome!!! Thank you Ali for sharing this!!! Love it.

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  25. ginaegg says…
    01/11/2015

    Such a great quote for how I am approaching 2015 after a hard 2014 - grief and sadness still threaten to swallow me at times (like today). Thanks for sharing it, Ali!! I needed this good reminder today.

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