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Glenda van Koot, June 22 2023

Results Aren't Always What We Planned

When we start to do, build, or plan something we all have certain expectations as to how it will turn out. After all, isn’t that part of the reason we’re doing it in the first place? However…..what happens when our expectations aren’t met? Is the creation then a complete failure or are you able to see it in another light?

When my daughter was a baby I cross-stitched her name to be framed for her room. I’d done the same for my son and it now hangs in the bedroom of a friends wee son who has the same name.

But I didn’t want to start in the middle of the cloth; as each letter had a separate design and theme I wanted to start with the first letter ‘B’. It would be much better (and I thought easier) if I could choose my colours and see it evolve through the spelling.

I measured it out and you guessed it - I got to the last letter ‘Y’ and the last stitches ended up right against the selvage edge (you sewers’ will know what I mean), which is basically the very edge of the fabric. This meant it couldn’t be framed like her brothers and I’d done all of that work…….sigh……. It’s still sitting somewhere in one of my needlework bags.

A disappointment? Definitely! Lessons learned? Absolutely!

If we look, we can often find the positive silver lining of the cloud that may be shadowing our results. Last fall I adopted Yogastha Kuru Karmani* as my motto - in both my business and my life. I have it on a bracelet that I wear almost every day. You can learn more about what it means in the Steps to Serenity video below. (3:23 minutes to watch)

I’ll see you on the path, 

 Namaste, Glenda

*This is found in the Bhagavad Gita, ch. 2 vs 48.

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Glenda van Koot


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