I'm posting some pretties from my studio today. I took a lot of macro shots, mostly because my studio is a mess again, but also, I really like to admire the details just sitting around me.
Also, I wanted to share some insights on some recent things in my personal life, but if you prefer, you can just check out the photos, without reading. I know sometimes you just like to "window shop" and not really look to seriously... so either way is fine! :0)
Unfortunately, it seems that I have been misunderstood. Which is really NOT a great feeling to have. For instance, have you ever just said something that came out totally and completely wrong? Ack! Better yet, have you ever had someone perceive your motives to be something that they are not? Not fun!
Hmmmm, well this has happened to me before in life.
For instance, in a conversation once, a few friends and I were talking about how much our kids look like us. That's when I blurted out to someone that their son "didn't look like them because"...he "wasn't theirs" ..... "because he was adopted"...
Oh ya, I said that!
Open mouth. Insert foot, and leg, and torso...
Imagine how bad I wanted to DIE! Especially when the dad politely corrected me and said, "He IS our son."
Yep, died that day.
Or there is the other time I remember..... well... I don't know if I can even share that here... too embarrassing!!
On the flip side, I know that I have "felt" things before that I think others might be thinking or question their motives. My husband has told me so many times, "it's not about you"!!!! Sometimes I can even convince myself that something is true... when it totally isn't and later find that, no, I was totally wrong. My criticisms were unfounded and merely perceptions.
Today I found this Chinese proverb that helped me:
“Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding”
So, being misunderstood can feel totally bad. Sometimes you can be as sorry as you can be, but the other person may not ever really believe you.
I suppose we should all remember the times when we've been misunderstood by others, and try to remember....
Really, it's not about you...and try to be empathetic.
That's my advice for the day. I hope it helps someone else too! :0)