This peach season I have tried to stay as mindful of gratitude as possible. This life is just too good to be true, and the little day-to-day frustrations are not allowed to get in the way of all this goodness (even though, honestly sometime they totally do). We are growing this business and for all our high standards and goals, we are doing it and it’s working. What a miracle! So as I look back on this second season of peach slinging in Nashville, there are two names that race to my mind when I think of who I am so grateful for this year. Now, let me just say there are about 100 other names that I could easy list here. There is no way we could make this thing what it is becoming without an army of people that believe in it, and work tirelessly through hot long busy days to make it all happen. And when I say tirelessly, I mean the craziest, hardest work all of us I think have ever seen. And when I say hot long busy days, I mean HOT, LONG, BUSY days...one right after the other. It's only 13-15 weeks…that's not a long time right?!?! Okay I think you get it. Back to gratitude.
Today’s post is to honor Christy Graham (her husband Cary) and Rick Haley (and his wife Bonnie and their family). These beautiful people are those rare finds in this world…they are absolutely a dream! They have taken ownership of The Peach Truck as few have or will. Grateful only begins to describe our hearts for these people. Words can point to their vitality to The Peach Truck, but they won’t fully grasp…and I’ll have to be okay with that.
So today I am grateful for Rick and Bonnie. For an ever willing and flexible heart, mind, and hands to get the work done. For an optimistic attitude in all situations. There are few like them in the world. Their talents and gifts are great and seeing them in action has been rich.
Today I am also grateful for Christy and Cary. For jumping on the boat right as it was leaving the port and finding footing so quickly. What a gift to us! They always have a smile and a sweet spirit about them that calms all the madness. Their ability to believe in this process and never waver has been a foundation even I’ve looked to at times. Their presence during this season has literally changed the game in all the greatest ways.
Rick and Christy we have been grateful for you both from day one, hopefully this is just a confirmation of what you already now. But today we highlight you both and share our deepest gratitude for each of you.
To building something beautiful together!