She lifted her eyes and looked at me to say she was in the market for a new watch. She had brought her favorite watch to the jeweler because it had stopped working. It turns out it was not the battery but something mechanical. The watch was not luxurious, not even very expensive costing maybe $300 new, but it was a gift years ago from her best friend and it was special. The jeweler told her it would cost $150 just to open the watch and the cost would go up from there depending upon the mechanical defect.It was precious up to the point she heard that and the decision was quickly made to abandon the watch as ”it was dead and not worth resuscitating.” It seems like a hasty decision given the watch brought about so many good memories and feelings. But the watch was a symbol of what was taking place in her personal life.
Take a moment to ask yourself: how often do I discard a friendship or relationship that more often than not brings me happiness and joy because maintaining it can be challenging and requires me to make a personal investment?
It is worth taking a moment to consider if a new “watch” will bring about the same happiness.