Occasionally I stumble across something online that is tangentially related to my life but that resonates so deeply with me that I am compelled to share. It didn’t take much thought or time for me to apply this latest tidbit of information to being a quilter, having an online presence, and so much more.
I have mentioned Seth Godin before, and I enjoy reading his daily blog. Seth’s post yesterday about Choosing Your Spot really resonated with me in so many ways. He opens by acknowledging that there are people with more skills, knowledge, and experience than you. Instead of bemoaning the situation he deftly and immediately identifies the one area where it is easy to leave a mark: attitude.
You can bring more generosity of spirit, more enthusiasm, more kindness, more resilience, more positive energy, more bravery and more magic to the room than anyone else[.] – Seth Godin
I almost feel like my post today is completely unnecessary. Over and over and over again I see a generosity of spirit, a willingness to collaborate, and a gleeful desire to donate skills, time, and money from the quilting community. And it warms my heart each and every time.
But I know that it is also easy to hide behind a keyboard and that some in the online community have been dealing with hurtful online trolls (and worse) lately as well.
I also know what it is like to be a quilter or blogger or individual who is looking around and wondering just how the heck they are going to be seen in the ocean of information being produced today.
I don’t have specific answers to a lot of life’s questions, but I know good advice when I read it. Let’s all continue to bravely be our own unique selves and offer compassion to one another as we trod along this road together.