Friday, July 27, 2012


I got the most wonderful early birthday surprise this week.  My sister and my daughter, who are like two peas in a pod, teamed up to re-stage my home office (with my mom in absentia).  While I was at work, they came in and de-cluttered, de-hoarded, and delightfully created a beautiful space for me to make the magic happen.

Here is what my office looked like before:

Here is what my office looks like now:

And this doesn't even show the rest of the room.  It's cleaned and balanced and beautiful.  I have a new lease on life because they got rid of the crap and left the good stuff behind.

I love that concept - out with the yuck, in with the yum.  I have been talking a lot about that with my daughter this week, as she navigates life as a tween and deals with the disappointment of good friends gone wrong.

How many times do we reinvent ourselves and re-evaluate our relationships?  How many of those choices and changes actually stick? How many punches can you roll with until you are completely black and blue?

I don't have a great answer for this, but I keep going back to a quote by Minor Myers, Jr. "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good."

So that's it.  Just do the best you can and never be the reason for someone's tears.  Putting a smile on a friend or family member's face is so much better than revenge.  I have a big grin because my loved ones used their time and talents to make my world a happier place.  Time to pay it forward.

Until next time, keep crowin'!

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