On this day of gratitude PUNCHY’s is closed and we are spending time with those we love that may drive us just a tad bit crazy, but the holidays aren’t complete without a little bit of crazy. The house is filled with smells of amazing food that I am dying to taste test when mom isn’t looking. The TV is playing football in the background and the sound of laughter is filtering in from the breakfast table where the boys are playing dominos; I can’t wait to join them. Thanksgiving is in full swing, the holidays are here, my oh my how I have missed you.
This year, just like any other year, they have snuck up on me and even more now with the store front and the growth of PUNCHY’S. So much of running the store is working with my team to keep our best foot forward. We are working hard constantly anticipating what is coming next at the arena and on the road to ensure we are prepared. Once we get to a certain season we are already preparing for the next to one come, which got me thinking. “Do we slow down and truly give thanks for each and every person that is in our lives?” Yes, even the aunt who asks to many invasive questions should be included also.
Building your dream of a business is hard, keeping things in some kind of orderly fashion is even harder, but what makes it all worth it is getting to serve such an awesome customer base. When our customers make the trip to the store front nothing is more rewarding than being able to find them what they want and that it makes them feel their best!
So let’s keep this short and sweet. I have taken the time to slowdown and I want to share what I am grateful for this year.
When I forget to slow down I often get bogged down with the day to day processes and forget why I started this venture. Then I quickly remind myself that I get to sell clothes for a living, and that this career allows me to meet the needs of others and that fact is so rewarding. There is nothing else I would rather do. When it all feels like too much it might be helpful to take a few minutes and just jot down a few things you are thankful for. Who knows it might help change your whole perspective like it did for me.