November 25, 2016

Gratitude. Thankfulness. Appreciation.


Gratitude.  
Thankfulness. 
Appreciation.

 . . .all of these words define how I feel about the blessings in my life.  I am grateful that I have been given a gift of creativity and that I can share it with the world.  I am grateful that I am a messenger of God's love.


When a customer asks me to make a personalized piece of jewelry for them, we talk about their likes and dislikes, who the recipient will be and so on.  My customer leaves the workshop with a necklace or bracelet that has meaning for them.  But, I also get a gift . . . I get to peek into their hearts.  I get to see their thoughtfulness.  I get to create something that they cherish.  I get an opportunity to listen.  Listen to their story . . . like many of the stories in the Bible. . . stories with a message.  I've referred to myself as a messenger . . . but is the message for them, or is it for me?


I am very thankful for all the blessings in my life.  My family and friends, my colleagues and acquaintances and even the name-less strangers that pass through my life.  I am blessed more than I can express and I praise God for all of it.  But I must also be grateful for the dark days, the struggles, the challenges that build my character, and the experiences that teach me the lessons of the Spirit.




This Thanksgiving I have gratitude . . . for all of it.


November 15, 2016

Small Business Saturday is November 26th

Join us on Small Business Saturday.
Saturday, November 26,  8am to 3pm
at the 2nd Street Market in
downtown Dayton, Ohio.

Enjoy gift card specials, free gift packaging and
Small Business Saturday swag for our early shoppers.  

Shop Hedy Riegle Studio online and use coupon code SHOPSMALL2016 to receive FREE SHIPPING.