February 6, 2013
Dear Honey Run Friends,
When I embarked on the journey into inn ownership I was tasked with creating our companies Shared Principles which would guide our company culture and state my beliefs in how I wanted to lead this organization. In drafting the mission statement the word love made its way into this simple yet powerful sentence. Love is not often found in a corporate culture and most certainly is not spoken about in company documents. For me, to leave love out seemed ludicrous. Everything about Honey Run screams love; from the countless couples who celebrate their initial union in marriage at Honey Run to the couples marking the milestone of another year together on their journey through life.
Love, while often thought of in the context of romance carries much more weight than this alone. Loving yourself is an expression of love that is often sought when one hibernates from the world within the safety of Honey Run to reconnect. To love and appreciate creation for its entire splendor while taking a walk along a trail at Honey Run is another example of how your experience at Honey Run expands the understanding of love. Our team members come to love Honey Run during their time with us because of the guests, the challenges, and the gentle spirit that inhabits this property. When we celebrated the 30th birthday of Honey Run this past November you saw the love in the past Team members eyes and heard it through their stories shared with our founders Marge and Margaret.
I pray that your life is filled with love and that you are the giver more than the recipient. Love is not an emotion to be hoarded but rather it is a gift to give.
I hope to see you at The Inn at Honey Run soon.
Sincerely with love,