Life Lesson #12: Sometimes we give up too easily
It’s not always easy to know when enough is Enough. When it’s time to give up on something–or someone. We live in a culture of “I want everything to be perfect YESTERDAY”…and expending the extra effort to make something pretty/healthy/functional again is not always the go-to response. It seems Contentment trumps Commitment more often than not.
I wonder if vintage linens have anything to teach us…
A crocheted tablecloth full of holes used solely to “pretty up” pictures … became a stunning dress. See it HERE.
An “irreversibly” stained linen … became a sweet touch on the dresser instead. Hard work paid off!
This treasured (but very tattered) matelasse throw once belonging to a friend’s grandmother … is in the process of becoming pillows–one for each of my friend’s cousins.
Listen carefully to this Voice of Experience: Sometimes we give up too easily. Sometimes we quit too soon. Sometimes there’s still “life in those linens” (or in that relationship); it just may look different. It may require more hard work.
It may turn out to be a different kind of beautiful…
If you’re facing a difficult decision today, I’m praying for you. Life is full of hard choices–and unclear paths. I know.
This is part of a 31-day series. You can find all of the Life Lessons HERE.