As we approach the end of the year and the season of giving thanks, I realize just how much I have to be thankful for. Not only do I get to "work" for a wonderful and forward-thinking company, but I also get to be part of a team that believes in what we are doing and carries out our mission with skill, humor and good cheer. I also get to be part of a network of small entrepreneurs who make everything from herbal tinctures and extracts, to shower heads, to water wands, to hand-made strophanthus capsules and on and on.
Finally, I am grateful for all the people whose lives we have touched. It is no exaggeration to report that at the recent Weston A. Price conference, dozens and dozens of people came up to me to express gratitude for what we are doing and how much we have affected their lives. That feedback is what makes it all worthwhile.
We all know we have enormous hills to climb, huge battles to wage and many mysteries to explore. We all know our world has "gone crazy" in an unprecedented way in our lifetime. We are all looking for secure ground to stand on, a place to feel safe and secure. But maybe this adventure is not primarily about safety and security. Maybe we are here to grow, evolve, learn, explore and — more than anything — push our boundaries. There is a great sense of accomplishment when we set out to push our limits as far as they will go. For some, this push happens in the realm of physical challenges. For others, it happens in the artistic or musical realm, and for me, it happens in the realm of ideas. I want and continue to be fascinated by the simple questions, how are we made, what are we made of, what makes us well and what makes us sick. Beyond that, what does sickness even mean, as maybe it's simply a part of the road back to health.
What has been so wonderful about this journey is that in the past two to three years, so many of you have joined me and participated in my explorations. You listen to my rambling webinars, tune into my podcasts, and leave insightful comments on both. I read them all, every single comment, even the nasty ones. I care what you all think, and believe me, most of my next steps have come from following the leads of both my supporters and my critics. I am grateful to both.
We might have a long journey ahead, this coming year might not be easy, but if we keep our connection, if you keep giving me feedback, keep holding my feet to the fire, keep listening and responding, we can find our way.
Our whole team and I are grateful beyond words to all of you who take the time and make the effort to interact and support our work. As a small token of our appreciation, we again offer our annual Thanksgiving sale, with the hopes that this will allow more of our friends to avail themselves of the amazing products we are able to offer.