“I Matter” – A Request

I like to put signs up in my booth at an art fair – most of them are informational like my prices or photos of the piece on a model. But, I also love words and collect quotes. So, I have several different quotes that I pull out and place around the booth. At the Ann Arbor Art Fair I had a customer who really loved one of the quotes and asked where she might find a copy of it. Since I don’t always recall where I picked them up I promised to post it here:

When you tend to your surface, you are making a statement of faith. You are saying “I Matter”. You are saying “The world is worth dressing for”. You are engaging in the best kind of optimism, an optimism that propels you out of bed in the morning, that directs you to the day. When you put on nice clothes, you are putting on hope; you are saying “Here I am ! This is fun. Look at me”.    ~ Lauren Slater

Woodrow Wilson Quote

I found this quote on another web site. It belongs to Jane Dunnewold and if you are a fiber art lover it is well worth a look. This the first thing on her opening page and it really speaks to me:

You are not here merely to make a living.
You are here in order to enable the world
to live more amply, with greater vision,
with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.
You are here to enrich the world,
and you impoverish yourself
if you forget the errand.

-Woodrow Wilson