Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Corner View

'wisdom from an elder'


studio



When I was a child I was once reprimanded by my grandfather for not doing something properly. I was rather surprise, since he had just praised my cousin for doing the same thing, but as I found my job was better done. When I mentioned this to my grandfather, he looked at me very seriously, held me in his gaze for a few minutes before saying to me: ,Listen really well. You always have to give YOUR best in whatever you do. Forget what anybody else does, how good or bad they do. Because at the end of your life you don't think of who done what, but of what you have done. If you always strive for your best, you will learn the most but more importantly you will have a full and content life!'


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12 comments:

Bichos da Matos said...

Beautiful story and wonderful sewing machine!

jane said...

definitely words to live by. and that yarn- i want to dive into it!... ;) kisses!

nathalie et cetera said...

i can relate to that. my father used to say: if you don't do it well, might as well not do it at all.

Lollipop said...

what a wise grand father... such a beautiful corner view. thanks

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Wise words. Great photos to go alongside too.

Ian said...

I have rarely given my best: most of us rarely do. Of course, those who can follow your grandfather's advice will be the most successful people in life. I hope you can manage it.

Leenie said...

Your photo is a beauty. I like the backlit room and the variety of textures with the soft yarn and the rustic machine.

I had a similar experience in school. I was a senior picking up some needed credits in a class full of slacker younger guys. We all got the same results on a test, but the teacher gave me a lower grade. When I protested I got the same lecture. "You are capable of much better."

Theresa said...

That's GREAT advice, something my husband tells the kids...

cindy said...

great advice from your grandfather even if he didn't deliver it with a gentle touch! the yarn and the sewing machine are wonderful!

Jesse said...

A hard lesson to learn!

t does wool said...

good advice...love the machine!

Anairam said...

Truly wise words!

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