Over and again friends have asked me where I collected the doodads in the bowl on my coffee table. I was embarrassed to have to admit they were “potpourri” from the craft store. So on vacation I collected a huge bag of authentic North Carolina beach shells, so that when my friends ask I can hold my head high and say I plucked them right off the beach between waves.
That makes me think of the “advice” I pass on sometimes. I give suggestions based on what I’ve read in books or heard on radio programs. But really, it is what I’ve learned first-hand that is most precious. It’s what I’ve gleaned through the crash of the waves that is really valuable to others.