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What Does It Take for You to Make It Beautiful?

By Shawnaschuh
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Friday is story day and this one is such a gift –


A man once had a friend who was a skilled potter. He often went to watch him at work as he molded the clay into various vessels. One day he asked his friend how he determined what he was going to make.


The potter said he had discovered that when he was rested, he tended to make beautiful things, but when he was tired, he made more ordinary vessels.


As the potter reflected on this, he concluded that when he was relaxed, he had both the focus and the patience to make something beautiful.


Oftentimes, the process of making a perfect object involved crushing an almost completed vase or bowl back into a lump so that he might start over.


Beautiful objects also required that he be much more careful at each stage. When he was tired, he was less focused, less patient, and thus more apt to make mistakes and more likely to resort to making items that did not demand such precision.


So it is with our lives. Building character takes focus and patience, with attention to detail and an ability to be consistent over time.


Are you helping yourself be your best with patience and rest and focus? A weekend is a great time to relax and get in the mode of making your life more beautiful.


Friday is also -Friday funny:


An apparent Drunken Cowboy lay sprawled across three entire seats in a posh Amarillo Theater.

When the Usher came by and noticed him, he whispered to the Cowboy,

Sorry, Sir, but you’re only allowed one seat.”

The Cowboy just groaned but didn’t even budge.

The Usher became more impatient and insistent: “Sir, if you don’t get up from there I’m going to have to call the manager.”

Once again, the cowboy just groaned. The Usher marched briskly back up the aisle, and in a moment he returned with the manager.

Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the cowboy, but without success. He just laid there in a dazed stupor.

Finally they had enough and summoned the police.

A Texas Ranger arrived, surveyed the situation briefly, then asked, “Alright buddy what’s your name?”

Sam,” the Cowboy moaned.

Where ya’ from, Sam?” asked the Ranger.

With terrible pain in his voice, a grim expression and without moving a muscle, Sam said, “The Balcony.”


Remember, you create your day, your life, your world by the way you think. Make it magnificent!


Blessings, Shawna

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