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BLOG – GIFT DAY 265 :: what is your delight?

24 Sep

My adventure in ABUNDANCE continues. Along the way I most recently stumbled upon this talk with Martha Beck and team.

It’s all about discovering your passion and your path in life. Finding your calling if you will.

This reminds me of a quote I read from Mr. Seth Godin:

“Your drudgery is another person’s delight. It’s only a job if you treat it that way. The privilege to do our work, to be in control of the promises we make and the things we build, is something worth cherishing.” – Seth Godin

And that reminds me of our hideous couch. 

It’s really quite awful.

But Justin loves it. As does Pup… and Brady too. In fact, Justin asked me to stop calling the couch “hideous” because he really does love it.

And, you know what? I can respect that.
From this day forward the couch will not be used in conjunction with the “H” word. From this point forward it will be Justin’s treasure.

Your drudgery is another person’s delight.

I think the best gift of all is when you know what you love. When you stand up for what you treasure. When you can shout from the mountain top that which is your delight.

That, right there, just might be abundance.

Want to list to the Martha Beck talk? click here.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{what delights you?}

BLOG – GIFT DAY 191 :: how to stand out

10 Jul

  

I am honestly not sure how to say this…
we bought this couch and matching chair today.

Justin is SO HAPPY.
He LOVES this couch and chair.They are hideous.
And, I am not the person who called them “hideous” — it was the sales woman!

But, they are comfortable, and practically new despite being from 1970 something.

I immediately said NO WAY. NEVER. UH-UH. NOT HAPPENING.
But then I saw the look in Justin’s eyes, a look that doesn’t happen too often when it comes to things like decor or furniture (thank god) — pure love.

As I stood across from him soaking up the GLEE in his eyes, I asked myself:

What would be the fearless thing to do? 

We need a couch. The cross-country move was so expensive we can’t afford a brand new one right now, and I had already spotted a white sectional that I was in love with….

HUM.

What would be the fearless thing to do?

I would rather not think of it as if I caved to the whims of a man who prefers Star Wars T-shirts over button downs, or bright orange hats to baseball caps.

It’s more like, I can’t remember the last time he looked this excited about home decorating.

So…. we bought this hideous couch and matching chair today.

Sure, it will go in the living room for now. And, when we get ahead of the curve after that cross-country move I will go buy the couch of my dreams and this little number will be moved to the Man Cave.

Plus, I already found some inspiring ideas on how to make the most of color on HOUZZ that will soon be implemented in our living quarters — you know, just to make it look like we planned this cacophony of color.

But, until then, I will rejoice in the look on the face of the man I love. 

And I will feel more fearless in my own skin for caring more about his feelings that the looks of horror on our future guest’s faces as they cozy up to the floral velour softness of our living room set.

Oh, yes, did I mention it’s a sofa bed too? 
Who wants to come visit!!??

But seriously.
The joy Justin brings me more than outweighs the wincing that will accompany walking through our living room on a daily basis. And, if he’s happy, then I’m overjoyed.

And, isn’t that, right there, the whole idea behind spreading ABUNDANCE?

Speaking of ABUNDANCE….Tomorrow I will reveal who yesterday’s card went too….
She is:

  • talented
  • fun
  • brilliant
  • artistic
  • a dog lover
  • living on the east coast

And, today’s card, well… I think Justin just earned a little Thank You note for keepin’ it real.

Because, after all this hullabaloo over a “loveseat” I am reminded that to stand out — to really STAND OUT — you have to be willing to cause a scene.

You have to be different.
Unique.
One-of-a-kind.
Not trying to act the part of anyone else but you — all — you.

It’s not easy being green.
Or plastered with yellow and orange flowers circa 1971.

But if you are, I say, own it. 

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{how do you stand out?}
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