Dear friends of The Inn at Honey Run,
Today is an absolutely spectacular day. The sun is shining with a light breeze, and the temperature is hovering close to eighty with low humidity. Perfection. I am sitting on my porch doing research for this letter thinking how lucky I am to live at this beautiful resort. The forest has awoken and is lush with fresh growth. The birds are singing their welcome chorus. I have traveled a lot and seen many beautiful settings, but the grounds at The Inn at Honey Run continue to humble me.
I am also humbled when researching the origin of Memorial Day. I learned that this holiday started after the civil war and was first known as Decoration Day as citizens decorated the graves of fallen soldiers from this war. I started thinking about our current world and how it seems like all we’re constantly hearing about another terrorist attack, or watching our politicians behave like school children on the playground, calling each other names and hurling insults. Contrast that with the setting I described above, and it seems like I live in an alternate reality of paradise at our boutique resort.
I cannot imagine how it must have been for a family enjoying the peace and harmony of their farm, to witness soldiers marching over the horizon and battling to the death in their once quiet pastures. Why do we allow our disagreements to become elevated to the point that we accept the sacrifice of life, peace, and the pursuit of happiness? While there will always be evil amongst us, there is also always beauty. Our task is to identify the moments of love and beauty and to share it with our fellow man.
I hope you had some time this Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate price so that you and I don’t have to face those horrors. Remember that there is always hope and joy in the world; we just have to find it and reflect it back to the world. It is not all doom and gloom; there is always The Inn at Honey Run to experience a spiritual connection to God and this world.
Your grateful Innkeeper,