Come in to see our extensive selection of gourmet soups to warm up those cold January nights.
One of the big lessons of my life is that I can’t do two things at once. I have learned if I try to do too much, in the end all the things I am trying to do get short-changed. It was a hard lesson but I am so glad I learned it because it comes in handy at a time like this.
The country is in a funk. The news is full of things I can do without. The weather has turned cold. I feel rushed, over-scheduled and put-upon. Meanwhile I am trying to do Christmas for my 95 year old father, my family, my friends and my neighbors, all while I run the business.
That’s where the lesson ‘do one thing and do it well’ comes in. When I am in the shop I work my butt off to make the holidays wonderful for my customers. With great customers it is actually pretty easy. When I shut the door and walk away I leave the business there. Done.
For Christmas I start with the people I know who most need a Holiday cheer and do my absolutely very best for them. No holding back. Then I find the causes that are important to me- feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless, children – any time, any place I can help kids I do it.
Then comes family and friends and the giving and receiving that make us a wonderful community.
Finally, let me tell you the one thing I do not do. I don’t worry about myself…not at all…ever. I have been given everything I need. My job is to share what I have been given. Besides if I am I working for my own achievement that is doing two things at once and I will surely short-change this magnificent season.