Moments in the streets of Portland

Walking through the streets of Portland, or any other city interrupts whatever thought process you are in the middle of.  I had just come out of a 3 1/2 hour meeting at Portland City Grill.  The kind of meeting where you receive a valuable education for free. In this case listening and talking to some of the most brilliant people in business.  My head was swirling with the information that had been uploaded and then in process of being filed into my mental Rolodex.  I came away feeling very encouraged and inspired.

I walked past a lady standing over a garbage can and talking to herself, and then saw  a Starbucks and decided to grab a coffee for the ride home. Instead I ordered two. I felt in the moments out of this meeting I wanted to give back.  Give back what?  Not sure, but something to anyone. In this moment I could manage to Venti coffee’s back to my car.  I stopped at the little hut to collect my keys and pay my parking bill.  I handed the little Indian man a hot cup of coffee.  He smiled this terrific smile.  Missing some teeth and his hands, aged with time and very hard work he took the coffee. He thanked me several times. His smile was contagious and he looked up the skies and said, “It is cold today, and this is good.”  He had a think accent and thanked me again.  Not once did his smile fade as he waved at me as I drove away.

Driving through the city, I went back to many of the details of this morning’s meeting and recognize the passions people have for seeing that others do well. There are simple things we can do to encourage.  Sometimes those things are big and huge, and other times it can be as small as a $2.00 super size cup of coffee. Either way a terrific smile is sure to break out.  I was wearing one of those smiles today, and often as I go about my I receive encouragement from others or try to be an encouragement.  We all have something to give back. How we do that is entirely up to the individual.  It is important to just do.  How have you encouraged someone today?

Interior Designer, Consultant, Artist. Which is it they ask? All of the above. God has blessed me in ways that words cannot describe. Doing what I love and making a career out of it all. Starting with a beautiful designer showroom. Decorating homes and specializing in kid's spaces. Magazine covers and spreads, then show homes. Adding in business consulting. Working alongside my clients to develop a strategic plan to design and market their product or service in the correct markets. Then one day, after years of painting for my clients, a few gallies, my hobby business I decided in the second half of my life to bring Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery to life. I took my paintings to the streets and flipped my website into my "Art You Love" business. Do what you love and love what you do. Adding Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery and creating artful pieces for your home, office, business. An empty wall invites art you love by Elizabeth Harris Art Gallery. Your Dreams & Passions, My Experience & Help. Let's work together and build something beautiful in your home business, or on your walls.

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