Inspiring Tidbits

Where You Are

"Do what you can, with what you have where you are" mixed media by Joanne Sharpe

I finally arrived in Houston, Texas, after enduring 12+ hours of flight delays, races across cities to switch airports, and ridiculous Super Shuttle conversations with Bollywood-obsessed, banana-eating musicologists who insisted on leaning over my shoulder and speaking non-stop at kissing closeness to my hear. As I tried to have a productive day amidst all these failed travel attempts and mayhem, nothing could have been more appropriate than seeing the lovely print above. Whether you are staying put or traveling to distant places this week, I hope you find inspiration in this advice: “Do what you can with what you have, where you are.” I hope wherever you are is just peachy this evening, or at the very least that you are making a less-than-ideal spot as sweet as pumpkin pie. Leave a comment.

Image from Whimspirations via Pinterest.

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  • Reply Laine Griffin November 23, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Love it!

  • Reply Tania November 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    “Do what you can with what you have, where you are.” I love the art piece and the meaning behind it.

    My approach toward life as well. The key to our happiness lies within ourselves.

    I’m staying put this weekend, not just in the same geographical location but really staying at home quite a bit. Will do a little writing, a little gift making and get lots of rest.

    Love your blog…

    • Reply Jennifer R. Coté November 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      I’m wishing you a lovely long weekend at home, Tania! You are so right that the key to happiness lies within ourselves. So, so right. :)

      Laine, thank you so much for your support, my dear!

  • Reply kristina@beancakes ★ November 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    jennifer ~ oh so you were one of those travelers! i’m so sorry ~ thanksgiving {as you probably already know} is the busiest time to travel, major props to you girlfriend! i did not know that you were from texas? how cool is that? i’ve never been but i want to visit someday! hey and good job on being a great sport w. all of that mayhem going on w. those crazy travel companions 😉 😉 happy thanksgiving friend and i love this work of art that you have displayed ~ very inspirational indeed.
    xoxo ~ kristina

    • Reply Jennifer R. Coté November 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

      Yes, Thanksgiving travel really made me aspire to somehow own a private jet one day. 😉 We made it through to Houston eventually, though, and it feels so nice not to be in a moving vehicle…Oh, and, it’s my husband’s family that lives in Texas. I lived in Austin for six years, so that’s how my hubby and I met, but all my family is still living back in Massachusetts. This means unavoidable travels at holiday time. 😉

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