Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: I'm Learning More And More That It's The Inside That Counts
What you write inside a card or journal. What you fill your home with. The kind of person you are on the inside. As I walk Buddy in the morning, I stare at homes and, at times, wish I could just move into a different one. Of course, I pause and ask myself "Why?" And the answer is always the same - I think that inside each one of those beautiful homes is a huge empty space - no clutter, no signs of life, just wide open space that you can breathe in. Yes, I know, I'm delirious! Each of those homes likely is filled with all kinds of stuff and all kinds of people and even if I did find one that was a big empty space, I have no doubt I would fall prey to filling it with all the stuff I wouldn't have the time or patience to sort through before moving! I know that beneath all the clutter that I have created there is a gorgeous home waiting for me right here! In this very office where I am typing this post - somewhere beneath all the papers, books, computer cords and knick knacks, there are some beautiful walls and a gorgeous wood floor. Hmmm, maybe my home is like someone who is trapped in a heavy body. Knowing inside that if my home could just lose the weight, it would be free and flowing and exploding with possibility! I wonder if I could figure out a weight-loss regimen for my house? Where do I begin? Ah - the same as I would begin if I were dealing with body weight - start to become conscious of what I am putting in my body...start to become conscious of what I am bringing into my house. Then I can start figuring out how to exercise - how to discipline myself to take this stuff and truly give it a workOUT!!!!! Yes, I'm learning more and more that it's what's on the inside that really counts and I'm really to take a long hard look at that and keep working on it! Wish me luck!!!