Even though I'm not a Wide Open Sharer here on the site, you still know quite a bit about me. Like a lot of True Blue Democrats, I'm an unabashed liberal. I listen to NPR. I drive a hybrid. I'm a conscientious recycler, and I like to support local enterprise. Two weeks ago, I stopped at my favorite produce stand to grab whatever they had for the end of the season, and to get some of their honey. Shirley, over at gfe--gluten free easily, is also a big proponent of honey. She and her husband are honey producers, and when I visited there last year, she taught me quite a bit about sustaining local honey. I use honey every single day, so I needed to buy big. Unfortunately, Mary's stand had none. She gave me the name of another beekeeper, but it was quite a drive, and I had other errands to do that day. One errand was to pick up cider at an orchard just minutes away and, as luck would have it, they stocked local honey from the very place that Mary had written down for me. I grabbed the Industrial Size and hit the road, feeling smug and saintly. I had gotten what I needed and helped out bees, local farmers, the local agro-economy, and my health. Holy crap, I was awesome!
But here's the deal: deep down inside, I am full of bullshit
My point--and I do have one--is this, Pressure Busting Tip #11: Just because it was easy doesn't mean you didn't care. Listen, if you can get online and get all your shopping done in one fell swoop and still have time to grab a glass of wine and watch Modern Family, then kudos to you! You have this on lockdown. My mother once walked into Target, grabbed a different little LCD handheld video game for each grandchild, a big package of AA batteries, and voila! Done. Toy part of gift = accomplished. And all the kids loved them. Like nuts. You know what it means when something comes easily to you? It means you are talented. Do you think Mozart was great at music because he didn't care? Or that Shakespeare could write plays as poetry and nail the human character so well because he didn't care? Please. We're good at this stuff. We can do it.