Some of my fav. outfits from Chictopia:
Lulu - Chictopia founder -- love this dress -- I wonder if she just layered the black dress w/ H&M's lace top.
Lulu love again - I want that silk H&M shirt dress! How come I hardly ever find anything nice like that there?
As you can tell, I love Lulu's outfits...
She makes me want a jean jacket - that's a kids one she's wearing!
What a coincidence -- I wrote that title b/c it was the name of a cream that was on my desk. An hour after I posted this, I checked my hotmail for the first time in over 2 months and was bombarded with over 100 e-mails (mostly junk). One of the non-junk ones was a fwd from my mom. It's a story:
For us crack(ed) pots…….
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.
At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house." The old woman smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?"
"That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them."
"For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.
So, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and quit looking at 'perfect' pots with envy (you is what you is, so be the best you can be) and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!