Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Thanksgiving Post

**Quick Reminder: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I will be out of town, so any orders placed after 7:30 a.m. Central Standard time on Wednesday, November 26 may not be shipped out until Monday morning. Sorry for the inconvenience!

For those of you that live in the U.S. you know that this Thursday is our annual holiday of Thanksgiving. Many of us think of turkey (except vegetarians like me who eat the “veggie” versions like Tofurky or the much better tasting homemade varieties, lol), football, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, traveling to see family (which is what the DH & I always end up doing), and then of course all the great Black Friday sales going on the day after.

But I wanted to take this time to actually express my thanks because despite some of the “doom and gloom” that I end up reading on the Internet or hear on the evening news (especially with the economy), I know there is still a lot to be thankful to God for!

I am especially thankful that my little dream of starting an online MMU store has come true! I would never have imagined even two years ago that this was something I would be doing. I have been extremely blessed with the people I have met because of this venture: my testers, the different vendors I buy from, and of course, all the great customers who I’ve had the pleasure of getting to meet through your question/comment-filled emails! I’ve even gotten to know some of you on a personal level where we can email as friends where we have been able to encourage each other and offer words of advice and hope.

I know that is a big part of why I wanted to start this business. I wanted a company that could make a positive mark in this world, something that I could look back on and be proud of even if I NEVER made even a small profit. (I tell you, with the economy and this possibility of the FDA Globalization Act, it is very possible!) If I could touch even just one heart with a quote I’ve put on the back of your Invoice/ my website or encourage you with the eyeshadow label sitting on your makeup counter that says, “Philanthropic” to donate to a worthy charity—then I feel as if adorned with Grace Minerals has accomplished what I believe it was created to do—to encourage you not only be naturally beautiful in your appearance, but in your thoughts, your speech, and especially your actions. (I’ve been busy getting a few new collections out but I still promise to have “non-product” posts that offer tips and advice on natural health and beauty topics. So, no—I haven’t forgotten!)

So again, I want to thank each and every one of you for being such a blessing to me! You all have made my first few months as a new MMU company just pure joy! I hope everyone has a great week and a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!