Friday, April 14, 2017

Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Adding the colorful paper lanterns, transforms this kind of dark alley of a walkway between two buildings from a place that is kind of scary, into a place that you want to walk into and explore. There are some really nice shops along the way.  

A little color or brightness can make a big difference.  

When I started my current job, I remarked to the boss, that I would bring in all of the diplomas and licenses and put up the "Wall of Credibility" in my office.  Doing this is expected in professional offices. His response was, "do that, if it is what you want to do, or put up in your office things that make you feel good about being here, things that brighten your day, and make you feel good." I don't see clients in my office, it is my private work space. I thought about it and I put the wall of credibility up in my bedroom at home, and filled my office with art and travel mementos. The wall of credibility reminds me when I get up in the morning, that I have come a long way in life.  The art in my office brings color and the travel mementos remind me that work balances adventure, I can't have adventures without work. I try to fill my surroundings with things that make me happy and feel good. 

What's on your walls? 


  1. at work - a colorful wall calendar, a map of the world (we sell internationally), a plaque of a puffer fish with the statement "stress blows" (in-joke about our products), a pen-n-ink drawing of a sheep knitting (hand drawn by a knitting friend).

    heh heh heh, I said "blows".

  2. Original Art. I don't have any diplomas of note other than the one from high school which would look silly but have stacks of sales awards, however I keep those in a file drawer.

  3. Anonymous4/14/2017

    A bit of a jumble. Vintage travel posters and other colourful prints I've collected along the way.

  4. I like those paper lanterns. At first I thought they were balloons.

    I love original art and have a large collection of antique paintings (and drawings). Unfortunately, my house here in TN is much smaller than my previous one was - so much of my collection is now in storage.

    I agree with your sentiments: I like to be surrounded by things that make me feel good.

  5. diplomas and a patische of prints and some art

  6. i really likes your blog and You have shared the whole concept really well. and Very beautifully soulful read! thanks for sharing.