I like to weave and design and make things beautiful....steel rings, embroidery thread, beads, hair...words, images, principals and morals....I like to integrate things and make them whole, more than they were before, but still possessing their individual beauty within the whole construct.
Last week I was constructing a pretty decorative headpiece and had all these grand ideas about how it'd come out.
So I looked at everything I had un-done, all my beads and clasps and tools and options before me. I had a simmering popping exploding ideas of creative genius of what I wanted to do. I grabbed a pencil and a piece of graph paper and immediately wrote something at the very top of the page.
The phrase was so simple, so obvious. How often it's forgotten though. How it's so true to everything from crafting a decorative hair piece to approaching my career to how I handle my personal relationships. Not thinking before I act costs me so much time and frustration in having to un-do everything that wasn't working because I hadn't really thought about what I wanted and how I was going to achieve that goal.
Follow through. Thoughts and plans are useless without follow through. This applies everywhere. Doing what you're going to say you will do. Being on time. Holding true to your word. Being dependable. Reliable. Having forward thinking and a proactive approach reduces hassles, mistakes, and reduces miscommunication. It's so simple and basic, but so essential. Most of the time, it's the simple and basic things I know but I don't fully grasp or completely understand - deep in my core, that make the biggest differences in my life.
I'm awe struck sometimes about the beautifully intricate and simplistic and spasmodic ways my brain works. Why simple phrases that change how I look at life are generated when I make a pretty bauble. It's so interesting. Life is flowing around, out, through me and I draw from things these concrete directives that are like signposts guiding my way towards the future I want.
Think before you Act.
Follow Through on Your Plans.
Imperatives I roll around in my brain like I would a fine wine on my tongue. I draw my spirit and essence around those phrases, tasting the way they would flavor my life interactions and how it would color me as a person. These sentences that flare across my brain I mull over and if it's a tasty tidbit that strengthens my pillar of character, that brings me closer to being the person I know is inside of me, that enriches my life and bestows me with wisdom - I weave those phrases together, string them along. I put in gems of my personality like accents in this beautiful tapestry I'm creating that tells the story of who I am.
Who's up for a crafty night?