My Tuesday’s Treasure post was inspired because of a post I read of Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor that she posted on You’ve given up what. What a delightful post which caused me to ponder on the many "things" and routines I always made time for before the Pandemic shut everything down to a screeching halt (I’m waiting for ponderings from our pondering king Michael Jacobs on this topic)!
The question was asked about these activities: Do they really matter anymore to us? What stuck me was the length of my list: hair, nails, shopping, luncheoning and happy hours with friends, family, clients and colleagues (the list goes on) that were weaved in between appointments and closings. What these activities really boil down to is social interaction that is fun, energetic and add to the quality of my life. I am grateful for these relationships and look forward to them.
These activities give me a lift. They include much laughing and I find enhance my relationships and is a high because it makes all the job related activities not the only activity in my life! So the answer to "Does it really matter to me any more?" Yes it does! I'm not willing to give them up..they are too much fun and without them life is dull, boring and frankly depressing.
My nail and hair technician work hard to make a difference and this is how they make a living. I want to support their business. The same with restaurants I enjoy..I want to see them make it.
This plaque sitting on top of my wine chiller reminds me....life is short and sometimes a play on words stimulates laughter that makes my day. Close connections make my world go round!
"Close friends are truly life treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gently honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone." Vincent Van Gogh