Okay, I am just now starting my list of Favorite Market Moments. I've had previous ones as well, and as I have time I will post them too. But I have to just start, so here it goes:
#1 (This one was two weeks ago) A woman walking by said, "Those are the same ingredients I use to make my Laundry Soap." She was a few years older than me, okay maybe ten-fifteen years...and so I assumed that she'd been making it awhile and was aware of the cost savings and other benefits in making your own laundry soap. I mean, a lot of people are, they tell me all of the time! But she stopped, turned, and said, "You know, I think I'll just buy yours and save myself some time." Surprised me!
But as I thought more about this...I realized: I know how to make my own bread. I know the cost savings and the benefits. But I don't have time right now! I also know how to do a vast variety of other things. But we can't do everything we know how to do, or want to do! So there. Sometimes we have let others do it for us and pay them for their work. It's just the way it is. It makes the world diverse anyway and allows each of us to use our own gifts!
#2 (Last Saturday) I had a returning customer, a sweet girl about the age of 6 or 7? and her older sister 8? 9? The younger sister had bought a pair of earrings from me previously and she was wearing them. I love to see people wearing my work! LOVE it! So, naturally I was excited! They were returning to purchase more and the younger sister bought a wrap bracelet and the older sister, a tie necklace. I had other customers at the time also, so they paid me and moved to the side so the dad could tie the necklace onto the older daughter. My heart melted! This family of four walked away as my crowd was clearing and so I called out to them "Thanks again! Have a wonderful weekend!." And I thought to myself, they are like a walking, advertising family for my artwork creations. It is moments like this that make all of the time and effort worth it. LOVE it!