Dear Honey Run Friends,
Learning new things is my favorite thing to do and living at The Inn at Honey Run in Holmes County certainly offers me countless opportunities daily to experience this pleasure. Meeting local business owners and touring their operation always fascinates me. Walking the fields with a farmer to examine their crops while they share their craft delights and amazes me. Watching a new team member at the inn learn to master their job and see their confidence climb with this new skill, is a joy filled day. Even with all of these positive learning opportunities there are times we learn things we wish we did not have to know. All about that rare cancer that our loved one was just diagnosed or how to start over after a thirty year career abruptly ends, or worse, how to plan a funeral.
Most recently I have learned how to live life as a non-smoker. I began smoking in my early teens and I have thoroughly enjoyed this habit and addiction. I liked the taste, smell, and feeling of a cigarette. Well, like most trends in life and I am late to the party so it was no surprise that I was just now quitting this habit. I don’t share this to boast because God knows while I appreciate the fact that I have abstained from this pleasure for two months it is a day-by-day struggle that I will have to maintain. And based on my usual self will I will most likely slip at some point, but for now I will revel in my success and enjoy each day of learning new ways to live without my trusty companion Mr. Marlboro.
The journey of life leads us through new experiences and opportunities to learn from our family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and our past. I hope you embrace the classroom of life with a childlike enthusiasm that makes every task the latest treat of the day. I hope you come to visit The Inn at Honey Run soon and share with me your life experiences, so I can add another joyful moment of learning in my day.
Your always a student innkeeper,