My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Thoughts at the End of a Day

A friend I know painted this little compote dish and I believe it to be absolutely stunning! She has been a sweetie in encouraging me to paint. She's come a long way with her painting and this proves it. Gorgeous, Katie!!
The last several days I've been working on my website - tweaking here and there. This can be very dangerous!! Trust me on this. It has been very frustrating for me to try and do something and it won't come out exactly like I want it. I know none of you have ever experienced that. Woooooo...... Anyway, I haven't given up. There are just so so many things I want to accomplish: painting a rose is at the top of the list. Becoming more patient is another thing I want to accomplish and believe it or not, I am becoming a bit more patient. This has NOT been easy. I'm a type "A" individual. My brain just never stops. And I have more mental energy than Einstein! Physical energy? Not so much!

Jack was in his home office tonight preparing a talk for tomorrow in church and I went in and said, "You know, I could save myself a lot of frustration by just giving up on some of this. I don't have to do a blog or do an Articles page or a Home of the Month page on my website." He said, "That's right; you don't." So why am I doing it? I'll never become famous or rich, but I truly do lead a blessed life. And becoming rich has never ever been a goal of mine. I just simply want to be creative and contribute to other people's happiness. And..........paint a beautiful pink rose.........


  1. Your friend Katie did a wonderful job! I wish I could paint like that. I've seen a show on public TV about 'one-stroke painting,' and I keep wanting to try it.
    Yeah, you don't have to do all those things...but I bet you want to, right? It's like my husband telling me we can start going out to dinner more and letting the kids (4 of 'em, from 17-24) fend for themselves. But I don't cook because I 'have to.' I cook because I 'want to.' It's a kind of I'm sure blogging is for many of us, too!

  2. "I just simply want to be creative and contribute to other people's happiness."

    Totally enough reason. :-)

    And thank you.


  3. That dish is so pretty. You'd almost hate to put anything in it and cover any of it up! You are rich and famous in my books. Thanks for all you contribute my way. You are encouraging and inspirational. KEEP UP THE WORK! Ele

  4. Thank you all for those encouraging words. This is truly a labor of love for me....this and the website! Connie


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