I'm touched by the generous gestures of some friends and bloggers that I feel compelled to blog about it.
Firstly, I don't know Petunia Lee in person but I read her blog daily. She's an avid gardener like me who grows herbs and plants in her rooftop garden. I like reading about her gardening adventures and when I feel moved and inspired, I would drop a comment or two. When she found me gushing over her chamomile seedlings, she offered to give me some. What a pleasant surprise!
Then there's Amy whom I admire very much. After meeting her at a talk on her experience as an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker, we became fast friends. When she heard about my new business, she immediately placed an order. That makes her our first customer and our products are not even ready yet!
Water Learner, who has also become friends through blogging, kindly offered to give us an advertising space on her popular blog. If you notice, she is not the type who clutters up her blog with stuff, yet she has generously given me a space for free.
My friend EE is treating me to dinner to celebrate the new business. Not only that, my readers have been sending good wishes, tossing confetti, doing the lion dance and inviting VIPS to the ribbon cutting ceremony (the virtual one that is) and so forth.
Thank you everyone. I'm touched and inspired by you all. Stay healthy and green, like me and my vegetables!