1.31.2009

A Day At a Time

We were slammed today at Country Roads, "slammed" meaning very busy. My feet hurt, my brain hurts, I can't tell anyone else where the bathroom is and I'm just tired! But more importantly, I'm "grateful" once again for having a busy day. There is so much negativity floating around in the air, especially about retail. But it's kind of like life. What you put into it, you get out of it! I remind myself how hard I've worked, how hard my staff and dealers work and know that we've created a store that is a destination for shoppers, a store people want to shop and visit as they have for the past 17 years! And I'm very thankful that my feet hurt, that my brain hurts and I don't have to tell anyone else tonight where the bathroom is!! You know, it's just a day at a time, it's that easy. I love the quote below, and have it posted next to my desk:
“One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.”

So,I'm off to kick off my shoes, have a cold Corona, and remind myself again, I've got some really awesome customers out there. I'm thankful and appreciative to each and everyone of them!

2 comments:

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

What a nice problem to have, huh? You evidently have put alot of effort into making your store a welcoming stop or you wouldn't still be in business after 17 years! Congratulations and have a cold Corona for me!

Malisa

ajunkqueen said...

Yes your store is a destination, when i go back to So. Cal. i try to visit, i have had some great times in City of Orange. The mall i am in has been very busy and Good for me. My sales have been rreally good for the past three months, Now looking forward to a good spring show in Warrenton.
Renee jackson