May 12, 2014

Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper

My mom is a 4th grade teacher and she was recently administering standardized year-end tests for her students. A big part of making sure the test is carried out fairly is removing all distractions from her classroom, covering bulletin boards and just seeing to it that the students can completely focus on their exams. 

Another part of it is ensuring that their knowledge is measured...not what they can get from another student. She was sharing with me how she has to remind them to keep their eyes on their own paper...since it's really supposed to be about what they know and not anything else. 

Then I ran across the lovely artwork pictured above. How often do we get so focused on what other people around us are doing? Comparing ourselves, our lives to people we know or strangers on the Internet, whose lives seem more interesting or more exciting than our own. 

Life is too short and too precious to waste one second comparing or feeling bad about a particular hand we've been dealt. Let's keep our eyes on our own paper and find ways that we can shine as our unique little selves. 

To order a copy of the gorgeous print by the talented Emily McDowell, click here


  1. Agreed and man is it easy since so many of us (myself included!) work to make our blogs reflect the pretty, fun parts of life. I mean, who wants to read whiney-ness, but it is a good reminder that we're all dealing with challenges, grand or small, and no matter how pretty is may look on the outside, it's probably not worth wasting the time with jealousy.

  2. One of many 2010 variety easily obtainable in this promotes, this custom made prada replica connected with Louis Vuitton is usually used often by many. The types, offering of coloration combo in addition to next to gadgets in such louis vuitton replica include accumulated a whole lot magnetism of which person simply just speed for him or her. This excessive price tag of any true Louis Vuitton tote happens because it truly is manufactured with the most high priced products, designed by in-house manufacturers with worked with the fashion household for decades, in addition to put together by craftsmen, to supply one more solution some sort of gucci replica glimpse that can never ever go out of model for decades. This can be the similar process that was as used by these individuals for those different objects into their account, including gear, wristwatches, perfumes, bracelets, chanel replica. Counterfeiters Produce Existen On-line. While using the thrive with on the net looking, obtaining objects on-line has grown to be rather hermes replica.


Lay it on me y'all!