“The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment, it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.”
– Orison Swett Marden
There’s Nothing Wrong With Living in a Pink House -6″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie
I live in a pink house. It’s actually this color, too. Pink stucco
with white trim. It was my husband’s idea. It didn’t used to be this
pink. While looking at it from the lake, by boat, the hubby said “It’s
not pink enough.” I’m serious! He really did say that! So…. when we
had some hail damage a few years ago, he had them stucco it pinker. It
has become a bit of a landmark. We’ve heard people say “Go to the pink house and turn right to go to No. 9 Marina” or “At the pink house, turn left to go to the dam”. It has even been called the Mary Kay house… to our face! How funny is that?
If you didn’t know that houses in Bethville were a little wonky,
you’d think the people who built this one were drunk. But, I assure
you… in the photo from the WetCanvas Reference Image Library, it’s all
neat and straight and…. white! (…and I wasn’t drunk!) Be extra careful on those stairs.
About Orison Swett Marden
Orison Swett Marden, the American writer who is considered the
forerunner of motivational authors, wrote an average of two books a year
from 1894 to 1924. He was born on a New England farm in 1850. During
college, he worked in hotel management. He then used his seed money to
buy a resort in Rhode Island. Wanting to inspire people as he himself
had been inspired by British author Samuel Smiles, he began writing
books like You Can, But Will You? and founded Success Magazine. He died in 1924.