About 2 ½ years ago, I bought a friend a gift certificate to one of my favorite yarn stores, Knitorious, shortly after teaching her to knit. She ended up giving up the craft and forgot about the certificate, which she uncovered a couple months ago. No longer a knitter herself, she contacted the shop and asked if it would still be honored (which is was) and then re-gifted it back to me. Sandy, the owner of Knitorious, was great about honoring the gift certificate and last weekend I went up there and picked out two gorgeous yarns, as shown on the right.
haven't had much else going on craft-wise lately. I am still working on
my yarn bombing project for Strange Folk Festival. I'm almost to 3
feet! Completely non-craft related, I thought I would share some
thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head this week.
someone close to me made a comment that really got me thinking. They criticized something, judged. I think we
all judge others to some extent, and sometimes I think we scrutinize the
people who are closest to us more than we do anyone else, including
even ourselves. We have built-in expectations that the people we love
will live a certain way, feel a certain way, act a certain way, and when
they don’t live up to those expectations, we end up feeling
disappointed in them.
But what if we got rid of our expectations?
What if we instead accept people for who they are. Love them as they
are, not as they might someday be. Help them when they ask for it and
offer it even when they don’t. What if we don’t tell them how
they should feel, how they should act, and how they should change? Most
of the time we spend judging others would be much better spent if we
instead focused on ourselves, the things we want to accomplish, and the
person we want to be.