The VERY first time I spoke as an extension of this blog, a woman approached me after I was done. She wanted to talk about something to do with cleaning, something relevant to my talk.
In her hand was my business card. My business card which I had carefully placed in each seat before each session. My business card which I had designed all by myself and which I had spent my very own money to print.
As she talked, she casually threw that business card into a trashcan nearby.
I had a little tiny bit of hurt in my heart, but mostly . . . I admired her. And as I got over it, I grew to admire her even more. It was one less thing to clutter up her purse.
I know that it’s not a personal attack on any certain person or business or teacher when I grab a grocery bag and head for the car to try to make it presentable for whatever guest we’ll be picking up that day. As I shove papers and flyers and random who-knows-why-we-have-this stuff into the trash, it’s nothing personal.
So when my lovely friend Angie from ManyLittleBlessings.com texted a picture of my VERY first business card from my very first blogging conference where we met, I laughed with her and then assured her my feelings wouldn’t be hurt one tiny little bit if she threw it straight into the trash.
No guilt from me!