I spent the last week searching for beautiful solutions for a common June event—my daughter Tirzah’s graduation party. We decided on a tea party to celebrate, and brought out or borrowed teapots, fancy platters and pink dishes, along with all things lacy, crystal or vintage. So very Tirzah.
We were focused on finding ways to add touches of elegance to typical displays and mundane signs. Not even the trash can escaped our attention!
Like all grad parties, this one required many hands and many hours, but the joy of bringing beauty to the venue energized the process for me. When I am seeking a functional solution, and ignoring the aesthetics, I do not experience the same delight.
I am not talking about flowers and lace and girly things—although this particular celebration contained those—rather, the attention given to more than just utilitarian results. Solutions that consider the heart and soul of those they serve. In any venue, in any arena of life.
Where have you found deep satisfaction in providing solutions that go beyond basic to beautiful?