Dear Honey Run Friends,
This past year has been extremely busy for me. Countless challenges have arisen and most days I am just tired. Through the exhaustion I do not have the clarity of mind to ask why? To stop and contemplate the lesson I am to be learning through all these situations. I am just in go mode. I recognize this is a season in my life therefore I am not wrought with worry. But occasionally, I have a shorter day of work and I think why this is happening. I am not unhappy with the work, and I really feel blessed for the opportunity to dive deeper into each department at The Inn. I never would have taken the time for this without being forced so that is a positive.
Throughout this season I have seen where I complain a lot about our staffing issues and my struggles. It has been heavy on my heart this past month to change that course. I choose joy. I am choosing each day to wake up and see the blessings over the challenges. For instance, it pains me that we have shortened hours at the Inn some weeks due to staffing shortages, but I am overwhelmed with joy for the days we are open for business. I am overwhelmed with the understanding from all of you and for your loyalty. I am filled with joy that the days we are open we are able to offer the full Honey Run experience without limiting our services to our guests. I am filled with joy for the team members we do have who give their all in all they do to provide each guest with a first-class, loving, and memorable experience for each and every guest at Honey Run.
Life does not usually go the way I think it should, but I have learned that God’s plan is always better than mine. I certainly push back and try to forge my will forward but He always help me correct my path and He gives me a better result than I could have ever made for myself. So, in all I do, and in all my tired days I give glory to God, and I am filled with joy knowing He is with me on this journey. Work is a blessing, just ask the millions of immigrants who want to come to America for the opportunity to work. It is through our works that we praise our Creator and hopefully place others before ourselves. I have often said that we are not curing cancer at the Inn, but we do make a difference in people’s lives. When you are able to take some time away from your busy life and just be with yourself, be with your loved one, be with nature, be with God, you are blessed. We provide the backdrop for this valued time in your life, and it is an honor and joy to be a small part in all of your lives.
I pray joy oozes out of you this day forward and even in the worst of life’s situations you can feel the love and joy of Jesus helping you through.
Your joy filled Innkeeper,