Saturday, February 04, 2006

Deep Thoughts . . .
I have spent much of the past three days in a state of craziness. Seems like I figure out one thing just about the time I realize something else needs fixed. Ever have those days? I am sitting here tonight finally finishing up the projects for the Gallery this month, and decided to take a break to share something I realized today.
In the midst of everything that has gone wrong the past couple of days, SO MANY THINGS HAVE GONE RIGHT! So many people have come my way and reminded me that all is "right" with the world:
Ali Edwards - she is the real deal. Thats why people love her. You get what you see. It's real and genuine and I wished she lived next door. I love this girl.
Faye Morrow Bell - she is my voice of reason and her daughter likes to talk to call me on her Barbie phone. She is so many things that I wish I was.
Mary Grace Abuzman - do you know this girl? Too bad if you don't. She gives great hugs, makes me smile and is AMAZINGLY talented. The more I get to know her the more I love her.
Theresa Collins - you know how you can look at someone and just know that they get where you are coming from? We have both been there and done that and she gets me. Besides, she is just a "nice" person. Nice is good. Some people say that won't get you far, but I beg to differ.
Michelle Cochran Wells and Maegan Buchanan - they offered help and comfort to me and it was so unexpected, but so very much appreciated.
My Mom - she flew in to watch the boys while we were in Vegas. Although we got back on Wednesday night, she was still the primary care giver for the past three days and received little attention from me. She never complained and still offered to help more.
My husband - he is just a cool guy. Stays positive through almost anything. He is a glass half-full kind of person and can kit scrapbook paper like nobody's business.
There are so many other people I have encountered in the past week that have been "reminders" to me. It is so easy to lose yourself in the things that stress you - you give them so much more power when you do that!!! Note to self - don't do that anymore!
Have a great night!
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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are so right, Jenni! It's just so easy to immediately focus on the wrong and forget to count the blessings~thanks for the reminder! Tammy

Court said...

Thanks for that entry. I am feeling that way right now trying to fulfill my dream. Seems so far off and seems like I am being passed by so much. But so many things in my life are RIGHT!!! Awesome entry. Congrats on your 1st month :)

Court

Anonymous said...

Here I am awake at 4 am doing just that-stressing over something and giving it more power than it deserves. This reminder is just what I needed. Goodnight.

aday said...

Bless your heart. You have done an awesome thing here and all I have done is brag about these kits and how I can't wait to get my first and NOONE will let me do ANY damage to it until they see it first. SO I guess I am going to have to have a Jenny Bowlin showing at my house!! You should be soo proud you are offering something to the industry thats different and thats what we like!

Ali said...

Thanks girl...I love you. Loved meeting your hottie husband too. And I know I have told you this already, but I am so very proud of you.

Dawn said...

Jenni, You are doing great, regardless of the minor problems...and that's all they really are, minor problems. An undertaking such as this is a major stepn and takes a lot of learning along the way. I am looking forward to getting that monthly kit and look forward to seeing more of what comes from you in the future. You have already succeeded, just because you tried...so many people never even get that far.

StaceyKingman said...

Well, you encouraged me, too! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your wonderful encouragement and reminder to not let those things have power over you. That's exactly right. I think you're doing a great job! Just be you! I can't wait to get my kits as well. They're incredible! :-) Nicole S.

Laura said...

Jenni - you forgot to mention that your husband made it on the top of the Hot Husband list at CHA. :)

Great seeing you - you are bound for success.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder, Jenni!
Molli

joanne said...

What a great post ... it's so important to remember the good in our lives! And a big thank you to you for answering my questions and always responding so promptly, during CHA and especially when you must be so swamped with stuff!! I really do appreciate it!! Many, many thanks!!

marygrace said...

love you, too, chica doll!

especially love your choice in husbands. :)

TracieClaiborne said...

Just remember how many people locally love you too! I know I do!

Colleen Stearns said...

Jenni,
You are so very inspiring to me as well. I applaud your courage to make the move that you have. You WILL succeed, I just know it!
~Colleen

Cindy said...

Jenni, just hang in there! You are doing a great job. But do remember when you find yourself not enjoying it anymore and it's more stress than joy, then don't do it! Life is too short. But I have no doubt things will work out for you. You are such a talented and hard working person!

Heather D. White said...

I can definitely agree with you on Theresa Collins. She just RADIATES "good!" I love her!!! She is such a joy to be around!