Thursday, August 28, 2008

Negatives Into Positives

Now that I have explained the title of my page, I think it’s time to get down to business. Being virtually new to this blog thing, I’ve found that it does get easier the more you do it. It can even be fun.

I spend a lot of time online when I’m not crocheting or watching old movies, re-runs of some of favorite family sitcoms hoping for a hint of inspiration. Sometimes I find so much inspiration, I get lost, as I would venture to think most creative minds do. I’m constantly asking what do I do next or now. What colors do I feel the need to work with or what pattern turns me on.

Crochet has come a long ways since its meager beginnings. We can now imitate knit and confuse the public; I like that…even though I always wanted to learn to knit. This year I accomplished that goal. My car was stolen; I was going crazy, wondering what am I going to do now. I wasn’t prepared for a car note and all the other things that come along with it. I wondered what kind of person would come into one’s driveway and take what didn’t belong to them without a single thought of how this would affect the owners. Sure, I left the keys in ignition, sure the motor was running, it’s cold outside and I was sure I had locked the door. Well, to get on with the story, I took that time, worry, and turned it into something positive. I learned to knit. Sure, it took 38 years, but I can now cast on and bind off. I knew it wasn’t hard, it was timing. It was time to learn.

We sometimes have a habit of wanting things, to happen when we want them to happen. I’ve found that the universe just does not work that way. Things happen for us when it’s time. We must learn to enjoy our place in life for the moment we are there, appreciate it all that it holds for us at that moment, so we may benefit more when we move on. There are lessons to learn everyday, in everything we do. Until those lessons are learned, moving on would be fruitless.
I, like most want to be a success. I wish that everything I touched would turn into gold, but I’ve come to a point in my life that I know it’s not as easy for some as it is others. We would like to skip some steps to get to where we want to be, but you can’t. You can’t skip steps until you know all the steps. Make sure that everyday what ever it is you do, you do it proudly and to the best of your ability. If it doesn’t work now doesn’t mean it won’t work at all.

Disappointments, failures are learning experiences. Use them wisely, keep pressing forward. You know what you left behind; take the past into the future as a torch to light the way. Never be afraid of pressing on, be afraid of being left behind. We are all bright shining stars in life, in someone else’s life, in our own eyes.

I haven’t become a Super Seller on Etsy so far, I’ve only been at it a year. My work hasn’t paid my bills yet, but it will. What I do is time consuming to say the least. I don’t let this bother me, I spend hours looking at other shops and stats and think, I can do that. Nothing is impossible, highly improbable, but not impossible.

By the way I got my car back about two weeks later, undamaged and about a half of a tank of gas in it. That was nice. I gave it away once; I don’t plan to do that again. You see, I learned something. I also knitted about 10 pairs of gloves during the time my car was missing. Something good can come out of something bad. Keep a positive attitude, always look for the good. Look hard enough with open eyes and heart, you will find it.

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