But regardless, my “gifting” story for the day, DOES have to do with Time Magazine.
I went to Barnes and Noble last weekend, and found the issue featuring “How not to over-parent”. Not that I am guilty of this, (haha) but I figured it would be a good read.
Picked it up, and after I got home, realized I had grabbed TWO of them!! grrrrr……. crap!!! an extra $5 spent for no reason!!! I pretty much set it aside, figuring I had wasted better money, so I guess I was stuck with two of them.
Seems most all my customers today were retired, no children, or kids themselves. hmmmm…there sits the EXTRA magazine behind my salon desk.
Until my last one of the day came in. Old enough that her only child is raised, but definitely has grandkids, and a daughter right in the midst of raising them……and even better yet? she is traveling fro, out of state, back home with the kids and husband for Thanksgiving. PERFECT. Aha, there it is !! my gift for the day. :)
So when this customer left, I told her the story, recapped some issues with raising kids and I asked her to give this to her daughter before they head home from the holiday weekend, and it will provide she (and maybe her husband) with some good reading for the road.
Had I not given this conscious thought throughout the day , it would still be sitting on my desk, and possibly tormenting me as to how I did not notice I had grabbed TWO of them, and spent an extra $5 in the process.
I guess it was money well spent afterall.
Enjoy the holiday ahead and remember, watch CLOSELY for the unexpected opportunities, and keep on “gifting”.