Reflecting back over this past year I am in the mood to consider all that I have deep gratitude and appreciation for. A lot is said about the topic of gratitude this time of year and it makes me appreciate that we have a holiday that calls on us to reflect on the people and the situations that bring so much joy to our daily lives.
On my long list of gratitude is the community that has supported and encouraged the growth of my business through sharing my name with their friends and family, after all word-of-mouth referral is by far the highest compliment I can think of.
This year to show my appreciation to you- anyone who responds to the question “what are you grateful for?” on my blog will be entered into a drawing to win two hours of interior design services and the winner will be announced in my next post.
Idea #1: Create Deeper Emotional Connections With Your Guests (brought to you via the creators of Inner Mean Girl Reform School: Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo) This sure fire way to help you feel closer more quickly can be used with perfect strangers or long time friends and it goes like this… If you really knew me you would know…and then you finish the sentence.
So here is my share…. If you really knew me you would know that I am petrified of public speaking but want to be a public speaker.
Idea #2: A Simple Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece. My good friend Evelyn reminded me of this just the other day and I thought you could use it too. Lemon tree branches baring fruit are colorful, fresh and readily available at your local flower market or dare I say your neighbor’s yard (just be sure to ask before pruning).
Photo Credit: Scott Hargis