Day 8: Another Perspective

Used by permission.

I've been muttering while I'm cleaning up my art areas.   "Can you believe she bought 25 of these at an auction?" I've been judging myself for being messy.  Y'know why I'm messy?  Because I can see possibilities in a box of junk.

What if I approached this clean sweep as a gift instead of an evaluation?   What if I pretended I were one of those TV designers and I was designing for the big reveal and I was the client?

"Tsk-tsk, she's a messy packrat."

what if I said instead, 

"I want to help her 
house her creativity."
What if I cleaned up
as a way of  loving myself?

And at the end I gave myself a painting?


Kellie Mzik said...

what a lovely perspective, Dixie.

JDConwell said...

I love this way of looking at it. Why are we so much kinder, more willing to give somebody a break than we are for ourselves?

Anonymous said...

Nice Dixie, nice way to look at it. Beautiful blog.

Hill Top Post said...

Yes Dixie, I like this approach deserve a gift! And, I am with your son...throw away that's not the Dixie I have come to know and admire!

Dixie Redmond said...

Thanks, Kellie and Patty. :-)

Jan - I wish I knew that. I'm way nicer to other people than I am to myself. Something to change...being nicer to myself, I mean, not meaner to others. Duh.

Sandy Mastroni said...

oh Dixie
I like this ... I'm so hard on myself and that gets me nowhere ... except it gets me sad
Thanks for this

Dixie Redmond said...

Sandy - I didn't even realize I was being hard on myself. But it's easy to do. I have a lot on my plate, which isn't always apparent to others on the outside.

It was reading this blog post by Peter Crowell that made me realize what I was doing.

Dixie Redmond said...

Here's a live link...

Activate the Love of God

Dixie Redmond said...

Mary - that picture is a lightning rod for sure! I like this approach. It's more inviting. I love the work you're doing lately, btw.

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden