I was trying to make a card last week when I was feeling really crummy and I felt like it was really showing in my work. The flowers did not come out the way I wanted. I kept dropping things, The colors did not seem to turn out the way I wanted. (And so on)
i was so frustrated with it all that I considered just tossing the card out or ripping the flowers off and starting over. About that time, my hubby comes home and sees the card. With out me asking him what he thought, he starts going on and on about how pretty the card was. He even said it was his new favorite. He talked about how much the lady I was making it for would love it. I was shocked.
I started thinking about how we sometimes do things that we don't see the value in but turns out blessing others.
This new found perspective caused me to look at the card differently. I decided it was not so bad and even took the time to add a few pearl pen embellishments.
So what am I taking from this? Sometimes beauty is in the eye of the beholder so I should not be so tough on my assessment. More importantly, no one sees the frustration that can go along with making the card. All they see is a nice homemade greeting and they appreciate the lesson. :)