The Place you live

Sometimes we get upset if we are not in a a town that we think loves us. The place is not important. A city is not important. What is important is that you use everything you have to contribute to whatever place you are in. If you invest yourself you will automatically love the everything about the place. Geography is meaningless. Paris may be great to look at on vacation but unless you really live there and know people and have a job to do and invest in lives around you, soon all the glitter will mean zero to you. Likewise if you are a missionary in the most pathetic place, you will love it, because you love those you are caring for.

With that in mind, do not wast a minute of your life complaining about how this town or that town is unbearable. Geography is not powerful, people are. I have found that if you only have three people that you deeply know you will be connected and then soon you will have six and so on.

You will see a town through much clearer eyes when you love a lot of people. Don’t cry for a pretty time in your life as it is not a good use of your time and will cloud your eyes from seeing the gift that is where you are NOW.


I cannot stop thinking about the French people. In France they have  such an abundant way of thinking.

The creatives there are off the charts innovative. Americans by contrast are much more predictable.

the french have no limit to what they juxtapose with any artistic task. And everything is artistic. There are pastries that are only going to exist a few hours and they make them so beautiful that you hate to eat them but  they are so delicious that you have to.

Even streets signs are innovative , even every front door and every window even in the smallest of communities.

We stayed in a town of 200 people  and every house (about 40 houses in the whole town) was a darling gem.

They nonstop see beauty wherever they go so that might be why they are always always dressed up. Girls always wear dresses.


Why is it American to be so different and  seemingly unaware of how we look to others.

I am going back to france and have all these things to ponder before I get there.

Can you bring some of the beauty back??? I hope so


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