Friday, July 24, 2015

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

We all know the Snow White fairytale - where the queen would ask her magic mirror - "mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"  She waited for the response "well, it's you fair queen."  When the queen asked one day, the magic mirror said "queen, you are fair, but there is one who's beauty you can not compare..."  This angered the queen and her envy turned her into something evil and ugly.

I've been thinking about this, not on the physical aspect of beauty, rather on the creative side.  An idea, style even artistic attribute - dare I say our "gift."  

It will happen to all of us one day....the old magic mirror will say, "well, you are creative, but, there is one who creativity you can not compare."   It happens - new ideas, styles and trends - it all changes.  

Our response to that change is what is important.  I have had several mentors in my "business."  Some have passed on, others changing and adapting and others, well, let's just say...the magic mirror has turned them into something....  All of these have left an impression on me, shall I say the "how to and how not to" respond.  

I choose not to....not to compare, not to be unkind, not to be envious, not to even ask the mirror...."who is the fairest..."  

It truly is that simple.  Doing it on the other hand - well that can be challenging.  Whatever it is you ask the magic mirror, whether it be beauty or creativity - a positive response will make you a happier person.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

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