Real Life April 28, 2013
The act of making comparisons, robs us of the chance to feel gratitude for what we have. Comparisons steal our joy. Amen, sister!
All of this wisdom has been pilfered from today’s post at Gwen Moss aka Leslie, is a retired psychology professional (I say that because I don’t know all of her many degrees and appropriate titles. All I know is that she really understands how our heads and hearts go together!)
I told Leslie, in my comment to her post, that I had, just this past week, thought about photographing my house as it is, before I photograph it! The pretty patios that you see on my blog’s “home tour” are clean and darned near perfect. There is no algae growing in the fountain. The spiders have not claimed the seating areas as their own and no one can tell that life keeps me so frantically busy that I have no time to sit in the “seating area”, spiders or not!
Just today, I visited two of my favorite shops. One is owned by Sonia, at Fleuri, here in Carmichael and the other shop is a new one, called The Ruralist, at the 57th Street Antique Mall, here in Sacramento.
Both Tom, at The Ruralist and Sonia at Fleuri, have spent their lives in retail, antiques, display and the like. They are pro’s and it shows. I walk through their shops and immediately start making comparisons.
Yes, I need psychiatric help! Why do I do this? It’s nuts!
The bottom line is that we are all God’s children. We all have our special talents and accomplishments and challenges. Whether it be gardening, business, parenting, interior design, SEO, homemaking, nursing, you name it! All I can say is that what ever your gift or passion is, do it! If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking! Everywhere. Under rocks, or anywhere you can go to find the “thing” that makes you sing! Don’t give up! Use the gifts you were given and share them with others. That is our purpose. That is why we are here.
I’ll share Tom’s shop, The Ruralist, with you later this week. It really is lovely. Tom’s look is Tom’s and Barbara’s shop isn’t anyone’s but Barbara’s. I’m not going to try to emulate Tom’s look, anymore than he will imitate mine. (I’m talking to myself, here, you see!)
Whoever you are, whoever I am…let’s celebrate it. Are we done learning or growing? Heck, no! That’s life. Real Life!