Message from Gail Sharp, TallGrass Owner
April 2020... How do I begin to write about this surreal event?
I am humbled to think about putting pen to paper to express my thoughts. There are certainly way too many feelings to convey in this newsletter. I'm just as overwhelmed and confused as you are. But, since it's the beginning of a new month and this is my routine, I will attempt to share a few thoughts with you.
In the midst of our fear and uncertainty about the future, I do know one thing: eventually, this too shall pass. We can choose to focus on the good things that are happening: families are spending more time together; people are quietly writing, reading, creating with their extra time; we are honoring the true heroes of our world – our first responders, health care workers, grocery clerks, delivery drivers; we are spending more time outside; the earth is taking a breather from the
routine pace of life.
And, we are getting beyond our fear and our personal needs by looking out for others who may need help. Even if there is still selfish behavior from a few, we are seeing so much more giving, so many people helping, such a huge effort to reach out to elderly neighbors, people living alone and isolated, those who are still able to work, those who are out of work, or – even worse – sick. We are talking to each other (from a distance, of course) with warm
hellos and "how areyou?"greetings, and taking take time to listen to the answers.
We are in this together. And so, I hope you join me in focusing on the good and minimizing the bad as best we can. Difficult yes. Impossible no. It's your choice. God bless you.
FYI... our TallGrass team is connecting with each other via a weekly Zoom happy hour. We are creating fun, informational videos to keep connected with you via social media. And, we're offering Saturday retail takeout. In these ways we're staying connected but we're also STAYING HOME. Any employee who is at TallGrass is there alone checking mail and phone messages, making sure there are no leaks, and overseeing the safety of the spa. No guests come inside TallGrass because, just like
restaurants handing out takeout, we are outside at the curb handing out bags of products. And most of all, we are looking forward to reopening as soon as safely possible. In the meantime, we miss you all very much and can't wait to give you the stress relief and personal care you deserve once this crisis has passed!
Gail Sharp is the owner of TallGrass Spa and Salon. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .