It is so difficult to believe that a month has elapsed since my last post. These thirty days have been a flurry with more than 1000 people visiting the farm. I have known for many years that we are never promised anything and to be grateful. 27 years ago I taught this to my young daughter. I always reminded her that no one owed her anything and to be grateful for everything. Today, I live it once again, this time it is more personal.
This holiday season I am reminded of that lesson. Many individuals graced my doorstep these last four weeks. Each person came with different needs and motives for shopping in my little farm store. The shelves were particularly full with attention paid to every last detail. People shopped for their loved ones, friends, card groups, book clubs, corporate partners, teachers and for themselves. Gifts were selected for acquaintances so a "one stop shop gift set" was the perfect gift. There were more choices this year and the packaging was new/improved.
What continued to weave throughout the days was the kindness of those that entered. Each individual exhibited the most kind, generous and confident heart. There were hands lent to help, voices used to comfort and time to actually talk with those around. Laughing went on and on with glances at "Poop Genie". Yes, it does really work.
The gist for me is the mesmerizing view of the love, that surrounded the farm. It is memorable and something I will never forget. It was a month of gratitude, profound gratitude. Thank you for choosing my little farm store. It means the world to me....because I know you don't have to. I'm grateful for everything.
My name is, Polly J. Huenink-Schellinger. I am a Registered Nurse, Board Certified Holistic Nurse, Reflexologist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Parish Nurse, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster Facilitator.