We know we are grateful for the blessings in our life. We see reminders all the time on Facebook posts, Pinterest quotes, inspirational sayings and in the moment, we resonate or reply to those things that are foremost on our minds. I’m grateful for my family, friends and loved ones. Grateful for my health and the life I have. Grateful to do what I love and the opportunitity to make a difference. I’m grateful to our earth, nature, the 75 years I’ve lived and I could go on and on. I am extremely grateful for my children and the adults they have become and most importantly to my hubby of the past 15 years. I marvel at all the skills and talents I’ve been given and grateful that life has opened up ways for me to use them, both in my former and current career. I’m often surprised by my new discoveries about myself through writing, researching, participating in groups and communities, and my list goes on. I’d venture to say our lists would be similar.
So what is different for me this year?
This year I don’t want to give lip service to the above. I don’t want to feel complacent about the things that are really important to me. I am profoundly moved by the people, thoughts and feelings this holiday is stirring in me.
What I really want to do is…
Stop and reflect on how I got to this moment. How did our business get to this point? Just about 1 year ago we launched Earth and Moon Design ecommerce with so much to learn about social media marketing. I want to acknowledge and express my deepest appreciation to the 4 professional women who guided, moved, pushed, taught and prodded me along: Kittie Walker of AvidMode.com, my web developer who had to also become my teacher/coach, Keri Jaehnig of IdeaMediaGirl, my group mentor who started me on this path when she named me fan of the week a few years ago and introduded Kittie to me, Kelly Paull of Directly Successful who taught me Facebook and told me I was in her badass group forever and most recently, Norma Doiron, group coach administrator who touches on all platforms in social media.
Firstly is my appreciation to my daughter Beth, who in partnership with me makes beautiful jewelry, improved her skills as a photographer, copywriter and bead designer extraordinaire. And to my husband Herb and friends who help at shows, load and unload, listen to my concerns and ideas and continually encourage us.I couldn’t develop or continue without each one.
My gratitude blog would not be complete without thanking my customers and my top supporters for all their glowing comments, love and good wishes along the way. If I omitted you from this collage, please accept an apology. It was unintentional.
Beth and I truly appreciate this past year (our first online) where you supported, commented, liked, admired and encouraged us to keep going.
May you all enjoy a grateful day on Thanksgiving.