Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
How very true. With the busy world we all live in, we can become caught up in the business of doing, and not being mindful about those whose paths we cross on our daily journey.
I was raised in a home where we were told to say please and thank you to each other. I assumed this was the way everyone was. I have noticed that there are people that do not say thank you as a matter of course. Listen the next time you are in a restaurant, on the subway, buying groceries, stepping into an elevator, or doing any simple daily activity. How many times do you hear that simple phrase?
I wanted to take a moment to thank a couple of people. Not that I don’t have many people to thank for things in my life, but these two people just happened to be two creative people I chose to use for an outfit today and it got me to thinking about saying thanks. I am wearing a dress called Eleanor. Yes, it was named this because I am a friend of the designer. Her name is Catalina Staheli and her brand is Aleutia. I think this dress is wonderful. It also come with a HUD with tons of colors which I really love! She has just begun to create fashion for SL. She is doing her best to make her brand fun, unique, and versatile. She is a bundle of energy and I don’t know where she gets it all. She always pours herself into what she is doing. I am cheering her on as she builds her business. Thank you Cat for all you do.
The second person is someone I did not know at all until I spoke with him in his store one day. His name is Ors Quan and his brand is Minimal. Ors is a wonderful designer of jewelry and a truly super person. I love his items and have just about every one of them now. I use them frequently because I love them! He has an aesthetic that is right up my alley. He is so very generous and I hope he is designing things for us for many years to come. Thank you Ors for helping me find the perfect item for some of my styles.
I challenge you to say thank you to someone at least once each day. Remember thinking it is no substitute for saying it. Especially to those people closest to you. Most of us are not good at mindreading.
Dress: Eleanor, Aleutia
Necklace: Marta, Minimal
“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”
Yesterday I took some time to go and explore SL like I used to in my SL infancy. If you take advantage of the SL destination guide, you can very quickly find suggestions to try. There are also some great blogs out there that you can use to help speed your journey, so it makes it easy to dial up a destination.
I wanted to get outside of my box, literally, and find a location to shoot a blog picture. I remembered being on a sim recently that looked promising so I returned there to hunt for a spot to snap a pic. The sim is called Le Sixième Sens. I had no plan. I had not even selected a pose before I had the idea to do a location picture. So off I went, looking for some place to snap my style for Tres Chic. The result is below.
Once I had completed, what I thought was a cute blog pic, I decided to take a moment and just enjoy the amazing creation of Natacha Haroldsen and Yeiyaiel. This sim is truly a treat for the senses. I found this lovely field of sunflowers and tried several windlights before settling on one of Bryn Oh’s called Immersiva Grey Dust. It just captured the quiet mood of my thoughts at that moment.
I encourage anyone who enjoys exploring to take the time to visit this place. Remember, you never know how long a place will exist SL since change is a fact of our virtual life. Which reminds me, I must go back and find a donation box to help it stay.
P.S. Yes, this blog post title is a quote from JRR Tolkien
Blouse: Lace Blouse, Biscuit, Mimikri @ Tres Chic
Slacks: Cropped Floral Pants, Black, Mimikri @Tres Chic
Shoes: Marylou boots, Mosquito’s Way @Tres Chic
Hair: Luna, reds, =DeLa*= @Tres Chic
I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
I am not sure if that quote originally comes from Mark Twain or if he stole it from The Lettres Provinciales by Blaise Pascal. It does say a lot in a few short words. This is something that I struggle with. It’s not easy to convey with pinpoint accuracy what is formulating in your head onto the paper; or in this case the screen. There are so many words to pick from. Often times it’s hard to pick just the right word to make sure what you are thinking is what people read. I suppose that is why writing is considered an art form. Art is always subject to interpretation.
So today I am going to be brief and just say that I love this outfit. It makes me feel confident.
Jumper: Trench Suit, Olive, Eclipse @Tres Chic January
Boots: Trench Suit Boots, Olive, Eclipse @Tres Chic January