People are like Pallets

By / 4th May, 2015 / Blog Category #1 / No Comments


I wish I could write about how I’m doing something different to all the millions of pinners out there who are posting their millions of pins on pinterest.. but I’m not. I’m just another one….. BUT

……What I do hope is different, is me.

Something that I pride myself in is that I LOVE to find the beauty in the junk, in the waste, in the rubbish heap. When I see a building site, yes, I see dirt, I see rusty nails and ER trips for my kids needing emergency tetanus boosters, and all the dangers of building equipment… BUT.. I also see hundreds of ¬†ideas, art, furniture, and most of all, I see potential.

Every time I take a pallet, and get my wonderful sander on it, i have this incredible sense of anticipation! I never know what kind of wood is under that dirt, those stains, that cement, that weather.. and every time I’m blown away by the beauty that is revealed from a small amount of TLC. The grain, the colours, the rich textures.. all from a corner of a building site where it had been discarded, thrown away, and finished with.

People are like pallets. We’re all just covered in dirt, stained, got stuff stuck to us from things we’ve been through, and have definitely been weathered by plenty of storms. I like to thing it’s possible to look at people the same way I look at pallets. To find the beauty, to see the potential, and to always be prepared to give a bit of TLC and for the beauty to be revealed.


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