Being able to do something with the community is always a blessing on my heart. Especially when the babies and puppies are involved! Santa Claus was gracious enough to grace his presencs upon our little ones at our brick and mortar location. His HO-HO-HO was contagious and joyful, just as his soul is. Our guests' bellies were full of cocoa and sweet treats!
Gifts were bought that were thoughtful and unique to the individual. Products that were handmade with detail and love. It was a day
full of giving and togetherness that I will never forget. Our 1st Cocoa with Santa was a hit! And I'm already planning for the next Christmas!
I'm writing this entry on January 1, 2022 in a state of reflection. The business has busted at the seams in a short amount of time. The HGC team is growing and more trees are going to have a chance of life. Who said you can't start a business during a pandemic!?
2021 had its ups and downs. It had blood sweat and way too many tears. It had happy days and days that wouldn't end. It had sleepless nights and days that I didn't want to end. 2021 came with surprises, humps and bumps, and organic relationships that formed for the greater good.
The year had teachings while being taught a few lessons from the universe to myself.
There were losses, too many losses, and many gains. Our lives have changed. Not good nor bad but just different. Isn't that what we are supposed to do? Are we not supposed to change as we go? Learn and grow as we age?
I want to thank all the people who have believed in me during the journey. All the souls that have created goods and products for the store. For my family and close friends that help at the drop of a dime. I am thankful for all those who have had a hand in making my dream come true. I am free and liberated more than I have ever felt in my life. The Lord knows what he is doing. God is good always. Always, God is good.
Happy New Year! May you be blessed and prosperous in 2022!
Please enjoy the slideshow from Cocoa with Santa.
Photos by my sweetest niece, Carrie.