Life serves up some pretty, damn amazing moments. I'm often mesmerized by it's string of details that carries along nothing short of spectacular. The fireworks show of life is both precious and dynamic.
I met with a friend of mine over coffee and Praline Bars to catch up, shoot the breeze and bounce ideas off of one another. That moment yielded a heightened appreciation for her; I became enthralled by her utter genuineness. A fondness that will keep me beside her, forever.
A week ago, I met a friend while selling Praline Bars. Her first bite created a rush of blood to her flushed and embarrassed face--she smiled with her mouth and eyes closed. I made light of the situation as to not embarrass her further, when she opened her eyes, she looked like she'd just fallen in love. I asked her was she ready, she replied, "yes and no." I was pleased.
Another friend of mine, approached me heartbroken with her eyes full of tears and a pain-riddled face. My heart broke for her...she shared her story, and I provided a listening ear, sound feedback and yup, you guessed it...Praline Bars!! She tasted them, and almost suddenly (after she took a moment) it changed her mood (not forever, but shit was getting too real and we needed to break some of that up).
Strangers, that encounter my Praline Bars experience incredibly, similar reactions and 1 out of every 3 of them become repeat purchasers, but more importantly, they become part of my family.
Who knew, that something as simple as cooking/baking that was taught to me by my mother via her mother, at a very young age would help me to create such a sound network and family so far away from "Home"? I place a lot of love and great intentions into the preparation of any dish I create for consumption--my whole heart is mixed into the ingredients as it draws absolutely amazing folks to me...I could weep from gratitude. I love you all infinitely <3
Thank God for love, family, appreciation and progress.
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*Swish, scratch, swish*...went the brushes and palm swipes of seven-subtly, eager artists against their roughly-textured and prepped canvases. Resonating incredibly soothing feels, like a medium-bristled brush being lovingly and carefully raked through her hair. It gave her the chills (click to read more of the sample and purchase)...
She, steadily walked down the busy road, yet there were no appropriate sidewalks and cars were whizzing by. At any given time, there may have been a million questions/comments/thoughts/replays/intentions and words traveling along the synapses of her nerve endings, overflowing her system and blowing her mind (click to read more of the sample and purchase)...