October 2, 2012
Dear Honey Run Friends,
I am always pushing forward in life at a frantic speed as though the clock is ticking and I must accomplish x, y, and z before the clock runs out. While this race can produce mountains of accomplishments it does not produce life. How do you define life? There are text book definitions but I would offer this definition: a collection of relationships and experiences between one’s birth and death. I claim to judge success in life by these metrics.
How I actually live my life is the exact opposite. I allow my tasks to rule my time and my experiences and relationships get the leftovers. In my passion to create the perfect experience at Honey Run I forget to thank the forty-five souls who work so hard to achieve my vision. In my pursuit to update the next thing or repair the next major mechanical issue I forget to stop and meet the thousands of guests who are arriving at the front door of Honey Run to experience the very balance I fail to implement into my own life.
I am blessed with a moment such as this when something triggers a momentary glimpse of all that is good in my life. All of the burdens that come with being a small business owner fade away and I see the good in my life. I see the beauty in our surroundings and I am thankful for each of you who support our hard work by coming to Honey Run to find refuge from this unforgiving world. I am grateful to Marge Stock for her vision to build this secluded retreat on a hillside in Holmes County 30 years ago. I don’t deserve the blessings I have received in life but I pray that my actions and work bless those around me. I pray that each of you has a moment of clarity from time to time so that you can find the meaning of your life’s experiences as you live your definition of life.
I hope to see you at Honey Run soon.