I keep on seeing this quote on Pinterest that stands out to me.
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
I just really love that because while there are definitely things I would like to have different today, it's important to remember to celebrate today simply because we are here, and we have so much to be grateful for.
I went down to the shop today intending to take "work in progress" pictures, but was discouraged because our workshop is a mess. It isn't very scenic in the first place and on top of that we have been constantly maxed out since before Christmas last year, and we're sorting through everything getting ready to move.
I was thinking how nice it will be to finally be settled in somewhere, on our forever farm, and (hopefully) with a really beautiful, rustic studio/carving room with big windows (maybe vintage glass panes!). It will be so much more inspiring than concrete floors and fluorescent lights. But you know what? Deep down inside I'm so grateful for that messy shop out there, because it's the place God provided for us to start this business. We've carved thousands of pieces of dreamware out there and it meets our real needs.
So I went outside and took pictures of the gorgeous sunlight filtering through the trees instead, and decided to enjoy the good things about today instead of grumbling about everything that isn't perfectly to my liking.
How is your week going? I'd love to hear about it :-)