I picked up this sign at a woodworking shop in Vermont because it reminded me of words of wisdom given to me by my best friend’s mom. My friend’s mom spent years cleaning the windows of her NYC brownstone. She always had newspaper and windex in hand and scrubbed that glass inside and out — they always sparkled.
I admit, I had my years of being a neat freak, but then came a conversation with this older, wiser woman. She told me she wasted so many hours of her life cleaning those windows instead of living her life… her words, “AND FOR WHAT?” resonated with me. So now I’m ok with letting my windows get a little dirty, and I’m grateful this woman straightened me out.