It's about Creating Something You Love

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My 10 year old had been asking me for a mother daughter day. OK, begging is more like it. In our house, my husband is the playful one. He takes her to play miniature golf, and see movies, and other fun activities. But this time, she wanted me.

When I realized the other day that hubby was out running errands, and that Tabby was out of school still, I took advantage of the time and called it a "Girls Day Out". She was ecstatic!

She kept saying "I have the BEST Mom ever". 

We decided together that painting pottery would be fun. I chose a porcelain fairy and she chose a 3 little pigs piggy bank. She said that the pigs represented her funny side. She made each pig a funny "theme" as well. Although she was intent on creating a "theme", she was not overly concerned about each stroke of the brush.  She was more concerned about what each little pig would depict in her theme.

As I was painting my fairy, I noticed I was kind of making a mess. I always struggled with coloring in the lines in school. I generally would add things to my coloring pages while the other kids were tracing with fine detail in one color and then slowly coloring in the other details with special attention to the designated sections.

I was finding myself getting a bit frustrated as I chose a piece that should have been beautiful. Even though I got the paintbrush with the finest brush tip, my colors were still bleeding over. My yellow became green, and pink became purple due to blending colors.  I guess I must have grunted out loud because Tabitha looked up at me with a curious face.

"Whats wrong, Mom", Tabitha asked inquisitively. "Oh it's nothing, Tabitha", I replied "It's just that I can't seem to get the details right. I'm afraid my fairy will not look like a fairy should", I finished disappointingly. Tabitha walked around the table, looked at my artwork and said "Mom, it's beautiful. It's yours. You created it and that's what matters. It's not supposed to look like anything except for exactly what you made. That's what makes it special. It's not about the details. It's about the finished product. It's about looking at your creation and having something that you personally can be proud to own."

WOW!! THAT came from a 9 year old girl. It made me realize that although I need to plan, and know my numbers, it's OK that I don't know every detail about my business. It's OK that my real estate team may not look like anyone else's. It's OK if it's a little bit messy. It's beautiful. It's mine. I created it and that's what matters. It's not supposed to look like anything except for exactly what I made. That's what makes it special. It's not about the details. It's about the product. It's about looking at my creation and having something I can personally be proud to own. I am proud.

Thank You Tabitha. Your wisdom astounds me.
~ Mom
  
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