This past October I got to take a trip to Massachusetts to visit one of my best friends - an amazing artist and beautiful person who I'd been missing terribly for way too long! It was a perfect visit...my first to New England (and timing was awesome, they're right about that fall color, wow...stunning!).
One of the highlights was spending a few hours sharing and getting acquainted with some new friends. It's been a few years (we don't need to do actual math here) since I stepped into a classroom and although I kind of still dress like a kindergartner I haven't spent time in their world for a long, long time...and yes, I learned - or rather, was reminded - some pretty important stuff:
Everybody has a favorite animal.
And everybody's favorite is different, and that's really cool. From snakes to birds to giant graceful things to furry, cuddly, cute things, there are characteristics each of us can relate to. And that's a pretty neat thing. Animals rock, and we should be nice to them.
Sharing feels good.
And when others appreciate stuff I create, and when that stuff becomes part of their daily life...to hang on the wall, look at, use...that's an awfully cool gift I get.
Every person is unique.
And every person has a need to express that. And the results are very cool. Wouldn't it be boring if we were all the same?
It's fun to make stuff with friends.
And it's fun to make new friends.
Thanks to all my new friends for reminding me such important stuff!
And thanks to my amazing friend and her family for letting me totally disrupt their lives for a few days...I came home with great memories I'll treasure always.