Motivational Monday...The T-Towel
How many times has a friend asked you to go to lunch and you said “I’ll pass, I have too much work at home to do.” Or a spur-of-the-moment suggestion from your significant other to go out of town or dinner and you beg off because you have too many chores to do at home.
A few weeks ago I read a short tale of the T-Towel.
A woman shared that just before she married, her grandmother took her over to her sink, grabbed a T-Towel, and covered the dirty dishes in her sink with it.
She told her granddaughter “Never say no to a chance to go out with your husband or friends just because you have housework to do. Just cover your dishes with a towel. They’ll be waiting for you when you return.”
Her point to her granddaughter and the rest of us was not to miss out on what is really important in life to do the things that don’t matter in the big scheme of things.
Obviously, there are deadlines to be met, and appointments that must be kept…you get my drift. But life is short.
That lunch you put off with a friend…the walk with your loved one…the book you want to read to your child…they aren’t promised to us.
Priorities do matter as do obligations. But I know that if Larry asks if I want to go for a drive…I grab my purse and I’m ready to go!
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal.
You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. Barbara Bush
Michael Jacobs I think I remember them being called dish towels when I was growing up.