Save it in the Rainbow File

The Rainbow what?…

A few months back at work, my manager was given a lovely thank-you letter from a guest and said to herself “that’s one for the rainbow file.” I Inquired… So she saves cards, letters, notes- anything nice written for or about her in a special file, with no particular purpose other than to remember how special she is when she feels low.

Many of us save these types of things without really realizing it, perhaps its all stashed away in a box somewhere in the depths of your bedroom closet. Mine was anyway and I was inspired (on Valentines day, no less) to give myself a little love and pull out all my safe keeping’s.  Aside from old Christmas and birthday cards I found a huge post card collection, mailed from friends around the globe over the years. I found a hand written poem from a guy I liked in high school, old concert tickets, encouraging cards from family during my dancing years, and so on.

A card sent in the mail from a friend I met in Greece
A card sent in the mail from a friend I met in Greece
a note from the author of my FAVORITE cookbook, and some nice words said about me
a note from the author of my FAVORITE cookbook, and some nice words said about me during a University trip

Instead of using a file folder I re-purposed an old journal I was given by my aunt, that I hadn’t yet used. I’m stoked about this book and decided to rename it my KOOSHOO binder. Kooshoo means “feeling good” in Norfolk. Since the precise intention with building this scrapbook IS to feel good I thought it a fitting title- it’s also fun to say!

My re-gifted, recycled Journal
My re-gifted, recycled Journal

While I was travelling I met a couple based in Vancouver, (both of them yoga teachers) one of whom was born on Norfolk, an island in the south pacific. They named their company Kooshoo and devote their time to travelling, teaching yoga and finding the most earth friendly alternatives to conventional clothing and accessories.  I’ve since been extremely intrigued by the idea of going to Norfolk Island and am a huge fan of the work they are doing and the beautiful products they are producing. (sustainably-made, organic cotton headbands & accessories) You can check them out here- http://www.kooshoo.com

Me Rockin my KOOSHOO ENSO BATIK Headband on a crater in Santorini, Greece
Me Rockin my KOOSHOO ENSO BATIK Headband on a crater in Santorini, Greece

Author: Maré

outdoorsy girl with a thirst for travel, yoga, music, books, food and adventure (and also cats, I love cats)

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