Life is a puzzle; we are the clues, and God is the answer.
Fashion is generally regarded as a paltry topic, but there are a couple of rules in fashion that would do us good if we could apply them to our life. They are the rules on accessories.
When tastefully used, accessories can make a plain ensemble look stylish. They can even make a cheap dress look classy and expensive. They can make our dress — and us — stand out.
When used tastelessly, however, our accessories can be our ruination. Being overdressed and over-decorated can make us a sore to the eye.
So the rules of thumb in fashion I like best are these: 1) Don’t overdo; and 2) Choose only those that complement your personality; expensive does not necessarily mean beautiful.
I think the same can be applied to life. Our accessories — our jobs, our cars, our earthly possessions — can make our life more comfortable. But like fashion accessories, we should try not to over-decorate ourselves with them, lest we would lose focus on what life really is. We might get mixed-up with what is essential and what isn’t.
Life is not our accessories. It is the basics that we have — the things we cannot do without.
//Sherma E. Benosa
14 June 2008; 9:04am
Points to Ponder
What are the 5 things in life you consider to be merely accessories? What are the 5 things you cannot live without? Do you think you are overly decorated?