Every once in awhile, I have to just stop and remind myself of that. I can easily give into the temptation to make things too ornate, to hide behind a very decorative facade. I like pretty things, and I like to make them. But when they begin to take on a life of their own...when they pull my life out of balance...then it's time to knock them back to their very foundations.
What is important to me?
People, not popularity. I don't need to be well known or important in my community; I need the loving fellowship of my friends and family.
Making, not validation. I can't please everyone, and if I try to, I'll please no one.
Honesty and loving kindness.
It's reality check time. This is who I am, and this is what I do.