1. When you can bring your passion into what you do your concept of work alters. When you are working at something that you love the last thing you want to do is stop.
2. Although we live in a material world and everyone can appreciate beauty and quality the things that are really important are out relationships with other people. What can we do that will benefit those we come in contact with?
3. Time is passing for all of us don’t wait to do what you are inspired to do. Tomorrow isn’t guaranteed don’t let fear or others opinions keep you from expressing your voice.
4. Don’t be afraid of making a change. When you feel that a situation isn’t right for you rather than letting it rob you of your joy take it as a hint that making a change can open new opportunities for you.
5. Be true to who you are. Believe in yourself and what you have to offer.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.”
Attending a funeral allowed me to realize the content in St. Matthew 6:19 as it relates to designer clothing and moths. Not having worn suites for some time, I was shocked when I discovered my suit jackets were all OK, however all the matching pants were full of moth holes. It seem that moths have great taste as they ate the largest holes in the most expensive pants. I immediately thought of St. Matthew and the quote that relates to storing up treasure on earth.
As a child I remember not wanting to wear certain clothing and being told by my grandmother that, “Cloth don’t make the man.” As I listen to Mr. Tom Ford speak in the proceeding interview, I am reminded of how we can all misplace our values. We can often think we are what we are wearing. Growing up in the age of the “Designer”, it was all about what labels you’re wearing and how much did you spend.
Where did we go wrong? Did we all forget the lessons we learned from our parents, grandparents or anyone of substance. When our cashmere garments are moth eaten do we think of that as a metaphor of holes that have been eaten in our soul? What will people say about us when we are no longer here? Will they only say we were well dressed yet had little substance? Will they say we were kind, loving, inspiring with a legacy of grace. When will we discover our real treasure is the gift of contribution to others? Joseph Osborne