As we enter the holiday season, I find it important to pause and consider all that I have to be thankful for and what is truly important. The “things” in life, while nice and very often convenient, are just that – things. I am grateful for the blessings that have been bestowed on me, my family, and the many wonderful people with whom I associate both personally and professionally.
|Toasting our exceptional Inn and Farmhouse staff|
Steve and I are blessed to live in a forward-thinking community of caring and compassionate people in an environment that harkens back to villages of the past. Serenbe is really such a study in contrasts. We employ all the latest in building technology and comforts here, but our community is based on old English hamlets from centuries ago.
|One of Serenbe’s resident goats|
In Serenbe, we pick up our mail from central locations, walk to unique shops and restaurants on unpaved paths through meadows and woods, watch live theatre productions in the open air, and have the option to purchase local food products from our farmers market and community grocer.
From the first time Steve and I saw this property, now known as Serenbe, we knew we had come “home.” It feels as though we were entrusted with ensuring this beautiful piece of land was preserved and protected in ways not imagined by developers of previous decades. Learning to be good stewards of the land has been humbling, sometimes trying, but always joyful.
|Steve and me with our daughters Garnie, Quinn, and Kara|
I am particularly thankful to have my three beautiful and interesting daughters living nearby. There is no joy greater than to be surrounded by family and dear friends. I also appreciate having a satisfying career and outstanding staff with whom to work – these enrich my life.
During this time of Thanksgiving, may you also pause to consider your blessings.