January 3, 2014

This stupid title is the only one I can think of.

"Trials teach us what we are; They dig up the soil and let us see what we are made of." ~ Charles Spurgeon

I've gotten some emails in the last few days from people I've never spoken with.  People who for whatever reason read this blog.  I like to think it is because I'm not flying solo in my brand of crazy, but it is probably more because crazy is fun to point and laugh at...or at the very least thought provoking enough to make the sane appreciate sanity.

The recurring theme in those notes was the kind of encouragement that speaks to the deepest parts of a person, and with each one I was reminded a little more of my special.  I say reminded of not out of arrogance, but out of acknowledgement of the flawless design that each of us is.    In spite of the fact that I've made many mistakes in my life, God didn't.   Thank y'all for taking the time to write to me, to encourage me, to remind me.  Of who I am. Of what I am. That my crazy makes you think, makes you laugh, makes a difference.

I've gotten half of the orders from this week shipped, and I will get the made to orders created and shipped on Monday.  Thank you for getting in on the sale.  I appreciate y'all more than you know.  For real.

I bought this a week before the first move, but it was never hung until after the second.  I find it comforting somehow, that the messages seem to be have been meant especially for me.

Dream Big.
Be Grateful.
Help Others.
Don't Whine.

B r e a t h e.



  1. You know you are loved girl!!!!!

  2. Take time to breathe. That jumped right out at me. I am glad that you are back in touch with your special. Because you are. And we love you. I love you. Even though we have never met, I feel that there is a kinship there. When I touch the beautiful beads you made with your beautiful hands I think of you (and I was thinking a lot of you this past week... fingers crossed!). Let your light shine bright. Enjoy the day! Erin

  3. Yes, breathe deeply every day... sometimes more than once or twice a day! My son could use a sign like this these days.

    And personally, I need YOUR kind of crazy! Thanks for bringing it. ~~T