On this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. Today, amidst the laughter and joy, I find myself overflowing with thankfulness for your unwavering support and incredible encouragement.
Being a small business owner has its exhilarating highs and challenging lows. There are moments when the hustle feels never-ending, and uncertainties loom like ominous clouds. Yet, through it all, your continuous support has been the beacon of light on the darkest of days. Your enthusiasm, patronage, and kind words have uplifted me more than words can express.
Thanksgiving, to me, is more than a feast—it's a heartfelt celebration of family, friends, and the cherished moments we share. It's a day to reflect on the good in our lives. And among the good in my life, I count each and every one of you. Your belief in my endeavors and your willingness to stand by my side through this journey mean the world.
Today, as we gather around our tables, sharing laughter and stories, I'll be raising a toast in honor of you all—the incredible individuals who make every challenge worthwhile. Your support not only sustains my business but also warms my heart in ways I cannot adequately express.
Thank you for being a part of this incredible community, for choosing to support small businesses like mine, and for making a difference in my life. May this Thanksgiving be filled with an abundance of love, happiness, and cherished moments with your loved ones.
Of course, while today is a celebration for many of us, we must also acknowledge the historical significance and the painful reality that Thanksgiving is not a celebratory day for the indigenous peoples whose lands were taken during the formation of the United States.
As we come together to express gratitude, it's essential to acknowledge and honor the indigenous communities whose resilience and culture have significantly contributed to our world, even amidst the complex and painful history surrounding this day.
With heartfelt appreciation from Tongva (Gabrieleno) Land,