Wednesday, July 22, 2009

DIY Cure for the Blues

True story: Back when I washed cars in a business suit for a living, we once had a car-prep call in for the day saying, "Man, I just got the blues". For some reason, that ranks as one of the funniest moments in my professional career. It still cracks me up. I mean, that's what we call brutal honesty.

Truth is, we all get the blues. At least I do. Sometimes I know the lineage of said blues and other times I don't. Sometimes it's a cumbersome layer of indigo and other times it's just a dusting of cornflower.

No matter your shade, I promise this will help.

Grab the nearest vase/pitcher/empty soup can and head on out, clippers in hand. Decide that although flowers in your garden are lovely and good for your soul, a whole bunch of them on your kitchen windowsill might just be horticultural narcotics. Start snipping, and don't look back.

Admire your creation from every angle and realize that you love the wilted ones just as much as the robust.

Realize that your Heavenly Father loves you the exact same way.

This approach may not cure all that ails you, but if nothing else, it's the prettiest distraction.

Now, grab your glue gun and spray paint and check out these DIY ideas. Then, go here to see what everyone else is hooked on and here to see how everyone else is making their lives a little lovelier.