…Is Within Us.
Want to try something???
Might be fun. Hopefully, it will make you think.
Stop what you’re doing.
(unless you’re out in public because this won’t be relevant)
Look around you.
What do you see?
I’ll play along too.
I see my kitchen that is trying to be beautiful in it’s 80% complete stage..
I see a dirty frying pan, my favorite utensil holder, my daughter’s favorite cookies that thankfully are not my favorite cookies, a pile of papers, the silverware holder, and a bunch of random things…
A collection of tools? And also two quarters? Maybe that’s a tip for me!?
Some random paint supplies as well…
Progress is being made in my kitchen and I am so, so grateful that it will soon be complete!
These surroundings, while not complete, or tidy, make me a pretty happy girl.
That pile of papers could go straight to hell, though.
Especially the medical bill for $2,952.71 even though it’s from finding out that I DON’T have breast cancer.
Woohoo! But also, ouch!
See, my point is that our surroundings affect the way we think and feel.
Our surroundings can affect our quality of life and the way we approach life as well.
There’s a few different ways that people tend to look at life:
There’s looking at things like they are the worst, all the time.
Ew. Not good.
There’s looking at things like they’re just fine because things could always be much, much worse. A “just be happy with what you have” mindset. Which is fine, but also BORING! I mean, we all could use some contentment…But it’s a fleeting thing, much like everything else of this earth.
Then, there’s looking at things with grateful expectation. Like, thank God for trials and lessons learned, even though they suck really frickin hard at the time. Thank God for strength and the ability to do the hard work to reap the benefits for all that we have. I love where passion and a lot of hard work is going to take me! Let’s get this party started!!!
And the thing about those mindsets is: there’s only winning in that last option.
I’m going to risk sounding like a spoiled brat that cusses a lot for a second and I’m not sorry about it.
(Happy life tip: bad words aren’t bad unless you make them bad, by using them at a innapopriate time or using them to bring someone down)
Anyway, look around you…What around you makes you say, “FUCK yeah!!” ??? or “Hell yes!”
Point at it and say it.
“Fuck yeah, marble slab! We worked our asses off for that.”
“Hell yes, that’s Greek key! I fuckin love me some Greek key!!”
“Damn right that’s a motha fuckin Ladurée macaron box up in the there!
Macarons are heavenly and beautiful. I’d eat them every day if I could.
“Hell yeah, I love my cookbooks!!”
Especially The Thug Kitchen ones. They complete me.
Now, tell me, when you look around, how many things did you point at?
I hope a lot.
Is there room for more? Do your surroundings support your desired quality of life or could the things around you be better? More inspiring?
What is the reasoning behind your decor choices?
Do you buy what is readily available around you or bring stuff home from your travels?
Do you buy what’s cheap because otherwise you’d feel frivolous?
Could your surroundings stand to be more reflective? More powerful? Could the spaces you spend most of your day in more accurately portray WHO you are and WHERE you want to go?
I believe these questions are very important.
How could that space more accurately reflect where you wish to be in five or ten years?
For me, I spend the majority of my day in my office. It’s where my passion lives. The walls around me must emanate what I require to keep growing. Fuel. Lots and lots of fuel!
Knowledge, inspiration, priceless wisdom…all right there, waiting!
I have an addiction. They’re just so glossy!!
Bright, happy, colorful art.
Especially my daughter’s little doodles. Aren’t they hilarious??
4. Fabrics, wallpapers, trims, moldings, all the materials that get my wheels turning.
Always, always, flowers!!
I talk to a lot of people that greatly dislike their homes. Some, even consider their homes ugly. That can’t be good for prosperity and health, now can it? That’s why figuring out how to infuse a home with as much beauty and meaning is the best part of my job. When a client is feeling like their home or office is feeling uninspired, outdated, chaotic, or just “blah”, it means the client is ready for better. When a client is ready for more joy-inducing surroundings, they’re also open to a more reflective life. One affects the other, and it’s our goal to bring on the fuck yeah’s!!
Because life’s way too short not to be droppin’ a bunch of “Fuck Yeahs”.
Go get some!
We’d love to hear about what around you makes you the happiest.