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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Choosing Your Friends

I'm not going to show you my restyled shoppe or the new treasures we found.

Instead I'm going to write about something I have and cherish.

My 14 year old daughter has been having difficulty with her long time friend.  The root of the matter is jealousy.  It's an ugly thing and appears in many ways.

While we were discussing the situation, I found an example from my own life experience.

When I started my business in an antique mall 5 years ago, I was down the way from Polly.  
She guided me on the ins and outs of running my booth.

Polly opened her shop in Canal Winchester a year before I did.  Georgie Emerson Vintage - I love everything she does and it's a darling shoppe!

When I opened the brick and mortar location, she offered suggestions and guidance.

Polly and I could be competitors.  But we are friends.  Friends that share ideas, vendors, market opportunities and even team up from time to time.

We have taken the path of building one another up, rather than competing.

Yesterday, I took a few moments out of my day to text Polly and thank her.

We are all busy, take a moment to thank people who have made a difference in your life.  Take the time to build up another person, friend or competitor.

I'm going to my happy place now!  
I'll be there 10:00-3:00.  
Have a great day.


1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thank you again for reaching out and touching my heart! I can't even begin to explain how easy it is to build other women up, but instead, so so so often, the opposite occurs. A few weeks ago, I witnessed an opportunity for a 50 something woman to build up a 70 something woman who had created a work of art. Instead, she took the opportunity to be a negative brat and I will never look at her the same way again. That was an incredible eye-opening experience for me.

I'm so glad we connected and have each other to vent to, brain-storm with, and buy with!!


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