I was shopping for wine the other day (I do that a lot.). It’s rosé season, thank the universe! I know I like the paler shades versus the pinker ones because they are dryer. So, that boils it down to price. Why is one $9.99 and another $19.99? Damn you Sofia Coppola and your gorgeous shade and bottle! Not willing to be a sucker for a marketing, I purchased the cheaper wine. That, and, well, it’s cheaper dammit. You know what? I loved every last sip. I don’t believe I would have enjoyed Sophia’s brand better because I spent more. In fact, I might have liked it a little less thinking about what a sheep I was.
Moral of the story, know your value and what is valuable to you.
- I value honesty, even if it ain’t pretty or what I want to hear. It helps me trust you.
- I value experiences over things. In fact, things weigh me down. Want anything? Come over, I’ll likely give it to you. One less thing to move or dust.
- I value my time, and your time too. I don’t care if we’re at a taco truck eating on the street curb or dressed fancy at a table with a linen cloth. I care that we’re eating tacos.
- I value frizz-free hair. I’ll pay for that shit.
- I value the opinions of those I’ve grown to trust. Doesn’t mean I’m always going to take your advice, but I’ll definitely weigh your words carefully.
- I value animals. If I ever witness someone being unkind to their pet, they will get yelled at.
- I value the happiness of others. I won’t do anything to knowingly detract from anyone’s good time.
- I value affection from those I like and love. I am a hugger, but don’t feel the need to hug strangers. If you feel that need, I’ll give it to you.
- I value the art of listening. I like the quote, “We have two ears and one mouth for a reason.” ~ Epictetus
- I value hard work. It’s hard, but it pays off.
- I value commitment. Every good thing I have is a benefit of commitment.
Man, I could go on, but that’s sufficient. Like I said, I value time.