Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Stay the Course...
Over the weekend, she closed the doors to her shop... permanently. She said that she felt liberated and free... but I could tell she was sad.
In the past few months, I've had too many of these conversations. Too many good people have lost their livelihoods. Each time I hear about another small business folding (particularly one like our's), a chill runs down my spine. Are we next?
I have to push the thought out of my head. I have to focus on gratitude. It's easy to get sucked down in a pit of worry and despair, especially this time of year. The skies become a soupy grey mess and the sun plays (extended) hide-and-seek. I know that we're fortunate for all the support we have. It humbles me. Each kind word, friendly face, and purchase (no matter how small)... all go towards making the dream a reality. It's this support that fashions a shield against the dark. I know that we must be dauntless and stay the course.