Smell the Cookies

    Sean and I have had the perfect fall week, spent with friends, family and I always look forward to “Scare on the Square” in Clinton. This month one of my best friends celebrated the anniversary of her birth. She was born on Halloween and while she calls herself a “witch,” I will only agree with her if she's the good witch.

“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them,” Unknown.

Ms. Darleen is that person and we had a great time celebrating her birthday. George Clooney once said, “There are things you can get away with at age eight or eighty that you can't anywhere in between.” and as Darleen and I get older I think we get a little crazier and it's so much fun! And why shouldn't we? Cookie Monster is one of my favorite Sesame Street characters and he says, “The older you get the better you get, (unless you are a cookie).” You can't argue with that logic, right?

    So speaking of arguing, Election Day will be a thing of the past when this article is printed and it will be time to get behind our newly elected officials and offer them our support and words of encouragement as they take on their new roles or resume their roles serving the people of our county and our state. Congratulations to all of our newly elected officials.

“The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance,” Sun Yat-sen.

Good luck to you all. Thank you for your service to our elected officials who are moving on to other things. We appreciate your service to our community. To those candidates who ran for office and did not win their race, thank you. Thank you for caring enough to try.

“Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying,” Brian Dyson.

    Our week included filling our home with friends and family and sharing our abundance with guests at the retreat. The fall colors were perfect, the weather just right but the best part of it all was the abundance of smiles and hugs I counted each night. (I just read a Dr. Seuss book, can you tell?)

    Your kindness challenge for the week: Make and display a “Kindness Matters” sign at home or your place of work, then perform an act of kindness towards someone. Friendly reminders never hurt.

        Right after Halloween the Holiday season kicks off and I heard that Santa has already been seen at Walmart. Remember to take time to slow down, drink some hot apple cider or eggnog and smell the cookies. If you would like to book a stay or pay us a visit, give us a call. If you have a heartwarming story, a thought or word of inspiration, or if you would like more information on how you can make a difference in your community by giving to seniors call, 501-253-4716, email, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market.