Saturday, July 19, 2008

A GREAT BIT OF INSPIRATION

written by a friend's friend!

WOMEN. We are the keepers of history. We restore or re-purpose things that would have ended up in a land fill. My roadside finds are some modern woman's cast-offs and are now my treasure.

In a time when so many people are doing without others are conspicuously consuming and tossing out things that can be used and enjoyed by those who are doing without. No effort is being taken to do this by the email consumed generations.

This makes my work more important than making a buck. I become a keeper of traditions that are important not only as crafts but for the fitness of the planet. I am inspired to keep moving forward in a thoughtful way. To create things that improve the human spirit even if it is just visually pleasing.

Having a connection to the heartbeat of the average woman is going to be the thing that is the key to my success and maybe I will measure that in terms that cannot be measured by Google analytics but by how much joy I bring to my customer.

What this article made me realize is that I am affected by the microwave generation. A business needs time to grow. I am not going to be a financial success over night. I am going to be a "Spiritual Success" if I stay connected to the fact that I am a keeper of history and whimsy. That inspires me.

What ever happened to the joy of creation? It got squashed by Google analytics yesterday. Today I'm off to make Christmas goodies! Out of some other womans trash!

9 comments:

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Cathy,
This was a great post! I have also been telling myself lately that I am in the profession of recycling.I'm now a mean, green, recycling machine and loving every minute of it.

Connie said...

We are also the nurturers of the next generation of U.S. Presidents, the nurturers of our grandchildren's mom and dad, the next pop singer (scary!), future leaders of our communities, future leaders of our churches and all those people driving cars on the freeways! I wish us all good luck and lots of blessings, sweet treasured chickadee! We're going to need it. :-)
Smoochies,
Connie

Lilli Blue said...

Wow! I am so moved.
I'm an old hippie. Actually I am post hippie I am "The Pepsi Generation". As I was reading this post i was hearing "Smile on your brother everybody get together and love one another right now." How in sinc life experiences are when we are open to what I call life's heart beat!Love, lilli

Sandy Michelle said...

Well said! Have fun creating!

Sandy

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Nice post.
Have fun with your projects and enjoy the journey.

Kimberly :)

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hello, all the way from England!
I love your blog so much...
that I was wondering if you would consider exchanging links with me!?
P.L.E.A.S.E!
Kisses Kisses
Debbie
xxx

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Wonderful post! I recently "found" a brass headboard sitting at my neighbors curb for garbage day and I actually set my alarm so I could get up in the middle of the night and tip toe down there to get it! Imagine putting that in the GARBAGE! I'll love it back to life, maybe put it in the garden, and hope that neighbor doesn't drive by and recognize it!

norfok cottages said...

green is so much in fashion . I am worrying about my large carbon footprint.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Great article! I can't wait to see what Christmas goodies you are creating!!
Michelle