I love going to other blogs and being inspired. Yesterday I went to Rebecca Sower's blog and found my favorite quote. I couldn't find it for awhile. When I read it---it helps me---it helps me a lot. My children are very hard workers and as you know they are musicians, performers and artists. They go for it. They are successful right now. It was a lot of work. They now have to deal with waiting to hear from colleges and sometimes rejection. What do you say when you are not feeling too successful yourself lately? This quote I heard after my daughter auditioned for a solo for a solo concert and she didn't get it.
"Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature. The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the very best." Bernard Meltzer.
Doesn't it ring true. But, you as artists, writers, musicians, bloggers know what I am talking about. It is hard to try for something and not get it. Everyone has talents and we should do it for the pure joy of it -- not for the part---not for the job----not for the recognition----just for the pure joy of it. These are trying times for all people. I try to stay optimistic especially for my children. The almighty dollar shouldn't measure our success---doing what we love should (too bad it doesn't pay the mortgage). Anyway..... I did this banner from House of 3 for the joy of it. Don't you love it????? They are having an open house this weekend and I am going to be there for sure. They do free printables......so I am in in in. The banner was $6!!!!!!!! That is not going to break my bank. Press the enjoy the process button to get to house of 3.