Today, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you. Without your support and encouragement Salt & Pepper Co. would not be where it is today. For the past 2 years, you’ve allowed me to pursue my passion and to service you, and for that reason alone...I am forever grateful. It is not something I take lightly or for granted.
I personally believe that everyone has a gift, that everyone has a purpose, and although we all go through ups and downs and struggles in life...it’s all part of the journey.
Being a business owner involves a lot of hard work. Success and growth are not achieved without great effort, and understandably it’s not for everyone. I’ve smiled, I’ve screamed with excitement, and I’ve also cried. It is not easy, but it is a journey that I will continue to embrace, and Salt & Pepper Co. is a gift (no pun-intended) that I will cherish and continue to build always and forever. It's my heart.
Two years ago, I never fathomed I’d have a warehouse, employees, and be doing gifts for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on behalf of HBO, nor did I think I would be delivering and creating gifts for A-list talent and celebrities. If you asked me, I would have laughed, but I now know that anything is possible. That you should never stop dreaming, and that everyday we should be grateful for our blessings.
If my grandma Louise, were with us today, she’d say:
“Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, and don’t mess with Mr. in-between”.
My message today, is not only to say thank you, but also to remind you to believe in yourself and to encourage you to never stop exploring. What started as an idea is now a real viable business that is growing every single day. When you feel like giving up or things seem impossible embrace those challenges. I know that is easier said then done, but when you have faith in the process, and you do your best to ignore the negative self talk...you always see the light at the end of tunnel. That much I can promise you.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday, and please know that this message is sent with much love and gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting us and for supporting me in this journey.