August 22, 2010

sage words of wisdom

I'd like to take a moment to thank each of you that left a kind comment after yesterdays post.  I would like to report that today was better, shinier and improved, but it wasn't really.  You'd think I'd be upset about that, but I'm kind of okay with it.  After days and days of minor set backs I'm feeling over it.  Or perhaps motivated would be a better description.  You know what, none of this is a big deal. I have work to get done and it's time to stop moping about.

Normally I don't react this well to adversity, but with craft shows and holidays right around the corner the last thing I want to be is unprepared at the final moment.  Slow and steady wins the race, right?

That sentiment actually brings me to the point of this whole post.  I want to talk about old, cliched phrases that are often said in passing but rarely thought about in a meaningful way. 

My grandmother used to have a beautiful stitched piece of needlework hanging above her door way.  This is what it read:
I didn't think about it much.  I understood what it said, but it was always there so I never paid it any mind.  But that has changed recently and I've been thinking about it more and more.  Without fail, when I'm in a rush I get panicky and add unnecessary things to my to-do list.  The longer the list gets the faster I complete those tasks.  Unfortunately fast does not always translate into a job well done.  And where does that get me back back to square one.  That long ignored sampler is quickly turning into my daily mantra.

I want to amass a collection of these nuggets of wisdom for a project I'm working on.  Tonight (or this morning, or whenever you're reading this) I'd like to ask you all to share your favourite cliched words of wisdom.  If it's short, simple and sweet you may find it pop up in my latest creation.

I can't wait to hear what you all have to say.

Goodnight friends.  I'll be back this evening with something very sweet.