Seven and a half months ago I retired and closed our little tearoom never thinking it would be one of the best decisions I ever made and one of the most difficult. Bittersweet? Yes but definitely a good decision for me and my family. The weeks leading up to that last day brought a lot memories shared once again, too many tears, and so many laughs but ultimately a total feeling of contentment and peace. I will always remember how my loyal customers made me feel so loved and appreciated.
While puttering around on Pinterest this morning I came across this quote attributed to Maya Angelou and it brought to mind all those warm fuzzy feelings of being part of something larger, feeling cherished and truly loved.
I love the end of this quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I’ve been retired for less than a year and gratefully enjoying each day but the one thing I truly miss about the Pickwick Tea Room is chatting with customers daily and the way they made me feel. Thank you for always making me feel so valued and loved.
I hope we stay connected through my blog and enjoy the journey as I continue investigate and share tea, tea parties, tea related products, tea related books and all things tea related that strike my fancy. Let’s stay in touch.