….those were the words spoken to me by the sweetest elderly man I came across at the post office this week.
With it being the week before the holidays, of course the post office had a long, long line. So I thought about everything else I had to do, and decided to use the self-serve machine. Long story short, I ended up mixing up two of the labels I printed and put the wrong labels on two…because I was rushing. Of course, I noticed the guy who was behind me in line was already done and gone….I saw him leave. My mental diet went out the window.
I went to see one of the postal workers that now go through the line to help people prepare for being served, to see if the envelopes could be ‘saved’….because I really wasn’t sure. I was feeling guilty – because I’m still a perfectionist….and it all has to perfect. Well, maybe not. The lady managed to ‘save’ and make everything look just fine 🙂
While I was feeling guilty, on the other side of the forms ‘counter’ I was working on with the postal worker, standing in line was this sweet elderly man with a big smile on his face, saying, “Relax! It’s Christmas! It’s only once a year”. It knocked me back into reality and reminded me of the important things. And in that moment, it was not just what I needed to hear – but a precious gift from a perfect stranger! 🙂
And by the way….I have already met my business goals for the month….this year.