There's an old Yoruba proverb that says "people are like clothing". Like clothing, the right people cover, beautify and uplift. When I reflect on what I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving season, it's the people who have covered, protected, beautified and added meaning to my life.
I am grateful for the amazing team of talented people that I work with on a daily basis.Their passion, skills and talents have clothed and elevated the Shea Radiance brand.
I am grateful for advisers and mentors whose wise counsel and experience have guided, protected and covered us.
I am grateful for our loyal customers, friends and family who continue to support and beautify us as they share positive product experiences with their friends and family.
I am grateful for the women who produce our shea butter. I remain amazed by the wisdom that has been passed on for centuries on extracting butter from the seed of a fruit. I am grateful for the stories they have shared with me and I am grateful for a partnership that will provide meaningful and sustainable benefits to us all.
I am grateful for my children who support the vision and the challenges of being born into an entrepreneurial family. Thank you kids for understanding delayed gratification. It's all going to be worthwhile.
I am thankful for my husband the mad scientist and business partner who is passionate about the science of beautiful product formulations.
Most of all I am thankful for the opportunity to do meaningful work. Work that allows me to use my God-given skills and talents, work that I love. I couldn't ask for anything more.