Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Trinket #4 - A Cuckoo in the Nest
I've noticed that whatever goal I set for myself, when I achieve it (or even come close to it), there are always people around who feel threatened or snubbed because I was motivated enough to do something that they weren't. Suddenly, I'm "different" and no longer accepted. These people are often good friends, and that makes the sting of rejection even more painful.
As part of my "Say Goodbye to Negativity" streak in 2011, I'm making a conscious effort to filter out these folks before things turn sour. I've always tried to motivate and empower people who are willing to do the work it takes to reach their goals, so now this cuckoo is building her own nest. Surrounding yourself with friends who inspire growth without competition is one of the best things you can do for your own well-being, and that's what I set out to do every day. Care to join me? I hope you will!
That's my inspiration for today's trinket. I'm on a bit of an earring kick, mainly because the necklace and bracelet materials I ordered before the holidays are still en route from Canada, but I will do my best to mix it up soon. This pair of little bird's nests is made from silver wire, a bit of chain, annealed steel (the black wire), and tiny silver beads for the eggs.