Apr. 30, 2012 10:47 pm
Updated: May 8, 2012 3:40 am
Sorry, for another night blog of babble, but I've asked myself a question that I wish to ask of you, also... "What Matters?"
Does it matter that the potatoes are getting old, and beginning to sprout? Does it matter if rice or pasta are a year old, before you buy them? Does it matter when you decide that you must toss out some spoiled leftovers...
"What Matters" to me... PEOPLE. Beginning with family, good friends, and on to not only casual aquaintances, but strangers too! People Matter! Where would any of us be, if there were no "people" in our lives? I want to give credit to all of those people
who have during my lifetime, left a "mark." Those who I will remember forever... And to share, that I believe I've made my mark on the lives of many...
I've never worked a job that I was not in direct contact with PEOPLE. From retail, to my final destination of 20+ yrs as a hairstylist. I've always been face to face, with PEOPLE.
I no longer "work," so I don't have a lot of interaction with folks, but I've become very comfortable being "house bound" by choice. I do have a few friends... and the dogs and kitties... and frankly, I'm ok just "being at home." I MUST however, thank AllRecipes
for bringing me together with a an entire family of folks, who like to cook, who like to blog, or who simply like to say "hi" from time to time! Where would any of us be, if we didn't have "people" in our lives?
So, the next time you're at the grocery, convenience mart, or anywhere else, make a point to call the cashier by name - it will mean a LOT to he/she... Wherever you are, if you can read a name badge, USE that name before you leave! PEOPLE matter, and deserve
to be recognized! It takes no effort and only a moment, to say "thanks Mary" (or whatever,) even if you'll never see that person again! We all deserve to be recognized! I know it means a lot to me. Even our new neighbor who speaks no English... when she
sees me out front, and waves to me... I AM SPECIAL to her, and we all deserve to be SPECIAL.
So, "WHAT MATTERS?" What matters, is "people!"
Meantime, forgive my babble, but be happy, be healthy, be crazy.... and say "thanks" even to strangers along the way....