Sunday, February 24, 2008

Why "Candy In Your Closet?" what I'm usually asked. I think I can never get enough of telling the story-(although it's only been a few months- ask me again 3yrs from now-lol)

Well, one day my husband and I had NO money. I mean- NONE- and as common practice for people that get to this state, I started to go through all my pockets for change. EVERY coat pocket, pants pocket, change bank and lastly all my hand bags. I have quite a few bags so I was SURE I'd fine enough quarters. Unfortunately, we must've cleaned all of my bags out the last time we were in this state and never replenished the source because this time, I found NOTHING. Nothing except a pack of "Button Candy". You know the cheap kind, usually found in "penny candy stores" back in the day- that come stuck on paper?
While sitting in my closet, underneath all of my bags I felt so disgusted with life. I was vastly sinking into depression. "This is NO way to live", is what I thought.
From my heart to God's ears; at that moment I came up with a radical idea. "Why not open a handbag store?"

On the floor, I milled it over a few times trying to think of a way to approach my husband with yet ANOTHER "crazy" business idea. And the more I thought about it, the happier I became. The lighter my heart got. It just FELT RIGHT!!
So I had to not only tell my husband that I had found NO money, but also "I want to start a business within the next week".... lol.. ONLY ME.

But you know, God was with me, and him, and opened his heart to accept my idea and support me 100%.

Within a month
Candy In Your Closet was born.

From then on, I certainly believe that inspiration is everywhere. Our calling is at our finger tips if we can only take a moment to look, listen and have faith in God, the one who gave us our talents.

I say all that to say, that I hope this blog becomes a blessing and motivator for not only me, but for those with buried talents. Those afraid to venture out on their ideas and MAKE IT HAPPEN.
We must not be afraid of failure- especially if we're not happy in our current state. What is there to lose?

Peace & much love,