...serenity in motion
So many times in life, people do amazing things for us. They help us when we are down, they give us gifts to make our lives easier, go the extra mile. You are always suprized when they do and embarrassed because you need the extra lift. It's hard to accept that we can't do it all on our own. As an artist vendor, we tend to offer help to our neighbors. I have this magic toolbox that I try to pack with everything that I might need for a show. It has openned up for others around me. It makes me feel balanced because I have been helped out too.
Sometimes we can't do anything to balance the scales. We don't have the means to give a gift in return. We do have two words, Thank You. I was recently given something huge. It was very unexpected and incredibly helpful. As I stammered out the disclaimers of what I was being given, my gifter said, "My mother always told me that the only response would be, Thank you." Her mother was raised in the south, she knew what she was talking about. Properly chastised I replied, "Your right, Thank you for doing this for me."
When someone purchases a piece of my art, I thank them. It is an honor that they would choose a piece of mine to place in their homes. Don't be afraid to share that you do feel honored that they are doing that. Saying it is telling someone that you see them and recognize that they are doing something good. We feel better when we are noticed, why not make someone else feel better too? As for the southern upbringing, she has that one right too. Sometimes the only thing that is appropriate is saying, "Thank You".
I want to thank you for reading my blog and following me on social media, I know you are there and it does make me feel better that you see me.