My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

So Much Good Energy Around Me!

"Where there is great love there are always miracles." ~ Willa Cather

I have to say, I am quite literally shocked at all of the good energy pouring my way about opening up my bakery. Here's some of the comments just from this past weekend alone...
  • My friend, Bill, and I were having a conversation about my decision to open the bakery and I told him that while I felt I would miss the "business world" and all that brings, I was being called to do this. He said ~ "Poodle, what's more business than owning your own?" Huh, I got that.
  • (My sister) Tam and I were sitting by the pool and I had told her of this fun idea I had for a Ladies Night in the bakery -- you know chocolate and wine (or whine, however you want to spell it) :o) for dinner - that's it, chocolate and wine! About 2 hours later she yelled "You should get a flat screen TV and on Ladies Night you could play all sorts of Girlee Movies!!" Huh, that's fantastic!
  • I was showing my Dad and Step mom my packet I have been working on to present to the board for approval in the Town of Genesee (including my to scale "as built" drawings that I did - Ma'an I love that I have a background in home-building!!) and I said that I just put the equipment in a spot but that I would like to see what he thought of the layout and he said "Honey, we should just go over there again with the plan you drew and walk it out". Huh, of course we should.
  • At that same time, my Step mom said (while looking at her copy of the plan) that she just loved the name (thank you husband!) and said fun things to Annie while we were swimming about "fighting" over who would be the head Cashier (or "Casher" as Annie calls it...please don't ask...). Huh, how fun is this?!
  • My brother in law asked if he would be able to stop by in the morning to pick up stuff to take to clients. Huh, OF COURSE you can brother dear!
  • My niece Carolyn, Annie, and I were walking Monday morning and we were telling Carolyn (CP) that we have noticed (one of life's mysteries for Annie and I) that there are no frozen pears. Why can you freeze apples, cherries, peaches, etc. but not pears? I quenched CP's disbelief in this fact when I asked her if she had ever heard of a pear pie to which she said "Auntie Tracey - you should make that for the bakery and then patent it!" She's always thinking that one. She also confirmed that she too would be working in the bakery, right Auntie Tracey? Huh, OF COURSE you are my CP-Soupa!
  • My cousin, Sami Jo (made her son's monkey cakes), asked me how things were going with the bakery as if she doesn't have enough stuff to worry about with her three children under six, the selling of her house, buying of another one, and moving. Huh, nice to know my family is behind me even with all their stuff.
  • And lastly, again, all from the last few days, I have had at least 10 people contact me regarding my logo and website after I sent out an email to about 2 dozen people that I know and love to see if they knew anyone that I could hire "cheap" to do this for me. I'm still not sure what "cheap" will be, but to have over 10 people reach out to help me is pretty darn amazing! As Dani says, "Is it odd or God?" Huh, I think I know.

We're on to a new week now. My packet is due on Monday and all I have left to do is a sign rendering, which since I don't have a logo (or graphic artist) yet may be hard to do, but I understand I can at the very least give them the idea of what I want and they can approve with restrictions based on that. Well, I mean really, how much more do you need? It's Sally's Sweet Shoppe. It's not like I'm putting some ancient cave drawings on the sign too! But if I did, they would be cave drawings of all the people that love and support me!!

1 comment:

  1. This is very exciting! I think you are simply reaping what you have sowed. It's part of the circle of life. Blessings abound.