Today I had to make a few dozen deliveries for a job we’re just finishing up. While at first I dreaded the idea, I ended up enjoying it very much. Got to chat and visit with fellow business owners, catch up on the latest, see what’s new in their shops. It’s good to get out and chat a bit. It’s was more invigorating than a latte and certainly more entertaining that a new something or rather. I was energized for the rest of the day and it occurred to me that sometimes we shop for that very purpose. Not for the thing but for the interaction of buying the thing. Living in a small town is especially beneficial in this case as I know many of the owners. So, as a quick shout out to fellow business owners this soon to begin season of shopping frenzy, please shop local. Your money goes further and your patronage is more meaningful.