Wednesday, July 7, 2010

One Singular Sensation

The last few days has been a test. Every now and then, I question everything there is or was--including the food that I make and bake. If the shop were a suitcase, I'd be the gypsy that I feel I am and pack that bad boy up ever so often--including this past week.

But thank God for friends.

A friend told me today that, "If someone took all your recipes and opened up shop around the corner, she could never duplicate what you and Cbabi have. You all are something that God and the ancestors have helped mold and design to do just this. Your essence is in your shop; that can't be copied."

So many people talk all around us, and it's not always positive. But hearing my friend say that tonight and getting a great! email from a recent wedding couple are reminders from God that what I do is good and cherished and whole and perfect for me. I don't have to be anyone else or do what someone else does or make my frosting like Bakery X (not a real place :) I just have to do me.

So, do you. When all else fails, it's so hard to pretend to be someone or something else. Sooner or later the party ends, the makeup comes off, and people either love the person standing in front of them or they don't. So you might as well be real and true and let those who love that real you join the fun.

trying to remember to be me,

Reine

22 comments:

Adrienne Brown-David said...

Hang in there! I'm glad you're not packing up because my family and I are visiting St. Louis and my vegan kids (well, mostly vegan) are going to need cupcakes!

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果............................................................

pas2iche said...

please don't give in. we absolutely adore your cafe and the people who work there. we come as often as we can, and we tell everyone we know to do the same. you are much appreciated!

楊淑敏 said...

留言支持你~希望能看到更好的作品 ..................................................................

MariaFoley0念火 said...

下次再來希望可以看到新的作品喔。............................................................

楊儀卉 said...

希望能常常看到你的更新......................................................

Rebecca said...

thank you for the uplifting words. i came into sweetart when i was in stl last year...been thinking about it ever since! and now i'm moving to stl...into the shaw neighborhood. i can't wait to visit sweetart again!

青卉 said...

流浪到這裡,留言謝謝你。............................................................

蔡靜芳蔡靜芳 said...

Many a little makes a mickle..................................................................

RicoLisi0802志竹 said...

來看看你逛逛blog囉,加油!............................................................

Adrienne Brown-David said...

We come to SweetArt while we were in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago. The kids had vegan chocolate chip cookies and I had a Maine Event (I think that's what it was called), which was the most delicious thing I've had in a LONG time, LOL. Even though we're not in St. Louis much, I'm glad I can come by there when I'm in town.

黃子軒 said...

鞋匠能作好鞋子,因為他只做鞋,不做別的。..................................................

bluesmind said...

Yesterday here at the office, someone brought in a box of cupcakes to celebrate a co-workers birthday. I was offered one. I turned it down because someone with my waistline doesn't need a cupcake. But they wouldn't take no for an answer. I'm SOOOO glad they wouldn't. I had one. It was the most delicious thing I've ever had.

So today I was told where they got them from. I looked at your website. I connected with your sentiments and thoughts. Then I read this post and again connected.

Tomorrow I'm bringing my two children to SweetArt. I look forward to just being in your cafe as much as the products sold in it. You have a new customer!

Living a life of love and laughter,
Antonio

bluesmind said...

I forgot to add. You have a new customer for one reason:

Being you.

SweetArt said...

I always think nobody's readign this blog, and then I get the best comments and remember that there are truly beautiful people out there! Thank you Adrienne, Bluesmind, Rebecca, Pas2iche, and the people whose comments I couldn't read because they came out all jacked-up. Thanks to you, too. Here's to living the dream!

much love,

Reine

治冠霖士 said...

真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。.................................................

家唐銘 said...

很以有啟發性的故事阿~感謝大大分享^^......................................................

王辛江淑萍康 said...

人生是故事的創造與遺忘。............................................................

偉曹琬 said...

凡事三思而行,跑得太快是會滑倒的。..................................................

建枫 said...

祝大家都平平安安健健康康!............................................................

48684 said...

偶爾上來逛逛,下次不知是否還有緣再進來,先祝您平安順利!!!..............................................................

舒夏怡 said...

初次造訪,感謝你的分享..................................................................