Practicing gratitude is just that, a practice. Like anything we want to become “good at,” we must practice. Since it’s Thanksgiving week and the year is winding down we figured we’d show a little appreciation for what we’re grateful for over the past year.
Our success as a business thrives as a community, but in reality Glass Gardens is more of a hobby and a way to build a community around plants, people and fun. The community is more about connecting with others and forming relationships than about the plants. Sure, we love succulents and helping you build a terrarium on the spot at one of our many pop ups around Hampton Roads, but we enjoy chatting with you and hearing your story even more.
2016 has been a very busy year for us. We’ve had over 90 days booked with private parties, popups, festivals and flower cart rentals this year. We couldn’t have done that without our community, support and relationships. Growth is a common and important theme for us at Glass Gardens. We intend to help others learn to grow and nurture plants because they’re awesome, but we also hope to inspire others to grow in their own personal development and individuality. Plants are just the medium that we choose to help write that story.
As we continue on this journey growing Glass Gardens and strengthening our community we’re constantly being inspired by the individuals we meet. We’ve met and worked some of the most creative talented artists in Norfolk. We’ve sponsored Improv comedy shows and the Crafted Indie Arts and Crafts market. We’re in awe at the incredible work that’s being done in the NEON District and we’re proud and thankful to be a part of such an important movement. We love to be inspired and we hope to inspire others.
We couldn’t do any of what we do without the support and enthusiasm from our friends, community and fellow plant hustlers. Support is key anytime you’re starting an entrepreneurial adventure, but it’s equally important as a human. Having friends and a community show support for your dreams, whatever they may be, makes it more likely you’ll succeed.
The list goes on
There are so many other takeaways from this year that we’re grateful for and the list is quite honestly probably too long to detail in this single post, but these are the themes that stand out for 2016, despite all that’s happening in our country, we still have a lot to be thankful for right now.
What are you thankful for?
Share with us and we’ll update this post with your thoughts. You can keep it anonymous if you like.