My friend Carol Olmstead had this fable in her book Feng Shui Quick Guide for Home and Office. Yes she wrote the book, and I recommend it. Anyway, this story seems quite appropriate and motivational in relation to the sharing going on on this blog. So without further ado…
Have you heard the fable of the Magic Red Geranium? A woman living in a shabby, cluttered house was given an enchanted red geranium by a wise person who told her to take it home, where it would transform her life. She took the geranium home and set it on her wobbly kitchen table covered by a stained tablecloth. Immediately, she saw how the beautiful form and color of the geranium made the wobbly table seen in disrepair and the table linen look shabby. So, she fixed the table leg and washed the tablecloth.
Then she noticed how her newly washed tablecloth made her floor seem dull, so she scrubbed it. This made her kitchen walls look drab, so she repainted the room in a fresh color and replaced missing cabinets knobs.
Eventually her entire home was sparkling, and she had indeed transformed her life.
Thanks Carol for reminding me how seeing things from a new perspective can be the catalyst needed to control what you can, as you can. The effort is well worth it.