May 3, 2012
Dear Honey Run Friends,
As I was standing outside my office yesterday taking a moment to catch my breath, I gazed at the clear blue sky through the trees and watched the light spring breeze sway the tree limbs as the leaves fluttered with excitement. I began to think of the popular quote “life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”. Now I know this quote is a little deep for just a momentary glimpse at the Honey Run forest, but it made me think about the moments I am missing as I barrel through life working feverishly to constantly fix problems and seeking new ways to improve the Honey Run experience.
The gift I received through this moment of peace is perspective. I get so worked up on the minutiae, I miss a whole world going on around me.
As I released my gaze into the sky, I began to hear a bustling of happy voices coming from a current business group that is staying with us to host their executive training sessions. Their voices climbed with jovial rings as they sipped their pre-dinner cocktails and enjoyed the view from the TreeTop Pavilion. I watched a couple pass by hand in hand heading down the yellow trail for a romantic evening stroll along the creek. I turned my attention back to the TreeTop Pavilion and observed our Chef and his team setting the finishing touches on the barbeque meal for the group.
The quote came back to my mind and I was overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude for my life and the experiences I had encountered to date. Then I began to drift in thought about what tomorrow would bring; I stopped myself. I needed that time in the present. I needed to just enjoy a moment of being.
I think I need a dose of the serenity that Honey Run offers that I hear is received daily from all of you. It’s funny how I live here on the grounds and I am immersed in all that is Honey Run and yet I miss so much of the daily magic that is created on these extraordinary grounds.
Please keep reminding me through your great comments and stories about what Honey Run has given you. It is through your eyes that I see the greatness of our humble establishment. I hope to see you soon!