You can tell a lot about a person from how they handle three things: parking tickets, hot gossip, and surprise gifts. The parking ticket might be self-explanatory, but I always appreciate (aka love lots and keep around) people that take negative events in stride and focus on whatever good they can find elsewhere.
Is hot gossip self-explanatory? I respect people that refrain from speaking unkindly about others and/or find positive things to say in trying circumstances. It’s fact that none of us are perfect, but why focus on the negative? Let’s find ways to build each other up.
The last little bit — how you handle surprises gifts – says all kinds of things about your ability to delay gratification and remain calm in the face of tremendous excitement. Take me, for example: I’ve always known my Christmas presents long before the morning of December 25th because I have more fun finding gifts than opening them.
That whole diddy about parking tickets, hot gossip, and surprise gifts was presented to help you imagine my delight when I stumbled across a barn filled with old windows. Jon’s mom stored the windows after a renovation project,, and it felt like Christmas morning when I found them by accident. I know, I know: nothing to do with parking tickets and little to do with hot gossip, but some kind of connection to surprise gifts? Just go with it.
Now I just have to decide what to do with the 100 windows. Okay okay, maybe I won’t use them all- but at least 1 or 2? That’s probably more accurate — I’ll leave the other 99/98 for another wandering crafter to uncover. Here are some projects I’m considering:
Frame and Jars, Rack, Panel Frame, Menu, Mirror, Large photo
What do you consider ‘telling’ character situations? What would you do with a barn full of windows?