Get on the Happy Train!
Happiness is a disease worth catching and I am one of those lucky people that are surrounded with others that have it. I love it when you spit in my general direction.
When it comes to customers, you are, bar none, some of the most wonderful people a person could ask to work for. You are great. You send funny emails and sweet letters. You leave notes for my drivers and make sure to tell me when my employees do great things. You share with me your struggles and disdain/love for certain foods. Although I haven’t personally met hardly any of you, I feel connected to you because of our interactions via email/ phone/ or even just by what you put on your “produce preferences” list. On this side, my employees get all kinds of giddy when you do something sweet for them, or leave donations for the shelter. When my friends, a few of which work for me, get together we sit around and chat about the great/ funny/ sweet things you do. I, personally, smile a lot over this. I feel pretty lucky.
Those of you that have been my customer for a while know that October is “Get on the Happy Train” month. For those of you that are new, let me explain.
October is a rather sad month for me.
October 7th will mark 16 years to the day that my father took his own life, leaving my mother with 6 children to feed and a farm she couldn’t pay for. That was a very sad time for my family, and happiness was hard to come by.
I don’t know a lot about depression, but what I do know is that for those that are depressed, happiness is not an emotion that frequents them.
I can’t bring my father back or erase the sadness that surrounded that time of my life, but what I can do is to try to share and show and spread as much happiness as possible. I can put fuel into the happy train of others! Who knows, maybe it might make a difference in someone’s life. So, in honor of Happy Train month, I like to bring y’all in on the fun. Spread some happiness with me, as so many of you already do, week after week with your sweet emails, generosity with the Daily Bread, and your patronage.
With that said, in the month of October I will be putting things in your boxes to help with the cause.
I would tell you what you are getting, but that would ruin the surprise. 😉