Dear Honey Run Friends,
Recently I saw the movie titled The Walk, and was amazed at the courage displayed by Philippe Petit as he walked a tight rope across the World Trade Towers in the 1970’s. I knew the outcome, and yet the movie pulled me in. My fear of heights had me tense through the entire second half of the film. The movie showcased Petit returning to the observation deck regularly to relive his dream of the daring walk. This made me reflect about my own dreams in life.
I always dreamed that I would own my own business, and I have been fortunate enough to have this dream come true. But as I dig deeper, I realize that Petit could relive his dream only in his mind, whereas I get the honor of living my dream every day. Greeting you at the front desk and listening to your adventures while visiting The Inn at Honey Run are daily reminders of that. This also humbled me as I recalled the many times I’ve grumbled about having to work another 80-hour week or how I missed out on a social event due to work. This movie reminds me of how lucky I am to have achieved my dream as well as live it every day.
Oftentimes in life, dreams are not fully reached, but what we find along the way is that new dreams, dreams we never imaged we’d have, come true. If I take some time and truly reflect on the events in my life, I can assure you I did not have them mapped out, but they turned out better than I ever could have dreamed.
Our founding fathers had a dream, and because of that we are living in this incredible country. While the world is a crazy place, it is our place, at this moment. Aren’t you grateful that they dared to dream? I hope you can find the moments in your life when your dreams come true and you are able to savor these moments. Dreams don’t last forever, and at some point you will only have your memories of the dream and your achievements. I pray that all of your dreams may come true.
Your dream-filled Innkeeper,