Saturday, December 24, 2011
THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS
We’ve been so engrossed with starting this business that time has flown by at warp speed! So it is with total disbelief that we realize that today is Christmas Eve. Our hectic day-to-day schedule of running this business has left little time for blogging much less for laundry, house cleaning, cooking or pretty much anything other than 98 Bottles. We live, eat and breathe it. But after almost five years of planning and dreaming, we’re grateful for the inevitable exhaustion. Now it’s time to take a moment to reflect on the miracle that is 98 Bottles. Somehow we have managed to materialize something that for many years was just a vision, a dream. The result has been, not only rewarding but truly miraculous. We still have a long way to go, but the obstacles we’ve overcome, the lessons we’ve learned, the challenges we’ve faced, the tears we’ve shed and the laughter we’ve shared will be cherished gifts for a lifetime. The most precious of those gifts are the people we’ve met, the new friendships we’ve forged, the neighbors who’ve welcomed us with open arms and the customers who have ventured off the beaten path to find their way to our door. To all of you, we wish a very happy holiday and a prosperous and joyous new year!