There is a certain flutter to the stomach when one is preparing a gift for someone else. It's the same with any gift-giving, really, whether it is handmade or store-bought. If you know the person you are giving to, and think about THEM and not yourself during the choice process, then hopefully your gift will reflect the qualities you like best about that person. At the same time, what you are really doing is giving a gift to yourself. Making other people happy is a selfish thing to do. That may sound strange, but I firmly believe that selfishness can be a good thing. The best way for me to treat myself right is for me to treat others right. By making you feel good, I make myself feel good, and what can be more selfish than that?
I'm thrilled by the response to the icons I made for my LJ friends, more than any of you can imagine. I knew or at least suspected that most of you would be pleased, and it was a fun and pleasing exercise for ME, a project that I enjoyed very much. I'm flattered to have made some new friends from it. And I got a cool new icon out of it, too, thanks to purrthecat! :)
If there is anyone out there who didn't appreciate their icon and is wondering why the hell I chose the image I did, I hope you will ask. There is a link to the page from my user info now, in case someone needs to reference it. :)
I can always go into the full-time icon-making business anyway, eller hur?
My Philosophy For Today: What goes around comes around.
*Darn tootin'. This body will never see a bathing suit again.