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John Lennon, Olympics and the Power of One

John Lennon, Olympics and the Power of One

Another week is closing, and it is hard to believe that it near the middle of February. 

The Winter Olympic Games have started. I watched the opening ceremonies with young children exploring a world where everyone lives in peace, then to see South and North Korea entering the stadium together, it certainly brings hope to heart. A historic moment. (we will leave politics out of this blog)  The vocalists singing John Lennon's Imagine within the lit framework of a dove was so poignant as well. 

"Imagine if the world could see what a mom sees," ads get me every time. #LoveOverBias

After watching the athletes proudly parading in their nations’ colours, including the 225 Canadian athletes and 87 coaches, I couldn't help conjure up wishful thinking. No borders, no flags and no boundaries as to what we humans can achieve with our commonality versus false pride and racial judgement. Ok, ok, a fella can dream can't he? The music, the lighting, the Olympic events, are quite a testament to leadership, organization and sacrifice.

Speaking of leadership, I read a story this week about a young man who overcame a number of setbacks in his life. If anyone deserves a gold medal this week, it would be him. It reflects the power we all have as individuals. The power of one. Read the story here.

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” M. Gandhi

I was given tears of joy this week by those of you who took the time to answer our question, "Please list three adjectives that describe The Preserve Company for you".  A great big THANK YOU and HUGS to all. It was such a reward and gave me such elation to read such words as those shared. (For anyone who missed this, we are in the process of building a new website specifically for our blogging, hoping to create a community of like-minded to share and converse with each other around items we share. (Read last weeks comments here)

I never tire of reading sentiments and stories from our treasured customers. I appreciate you all. If any wish to leave three adjectives that describe what our little company means to you, please do. 

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentines Day week! 

With love and kindness from Prince Edward Island! 



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Heidi Bennett - February 14, 2018

I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and the great links throughout your posts. So many of them have been wonderful meditations for me. I hope to visit PEI one day, and your place is on my list.

Ginette, Roxton Pond, QC - February 13, 2018

3 adjectives??? Happiness Distributor that should be under your company’s name for that is what you are.
Generous, for your and your staff’s availability, the quality and selection of the offerings: food and gifts..
Lovable, when I visit it means I’m on vacation (YEAH!) and my number 1 place in the world to visit is PEI, the Preserve Co. is always first on my list once on the Island.
Cannot wait for the next time which will be #7 in the last 12 years. Until then Au revoir et à bientôt.

Judy dw - February 11, 2018

3 words: Reliably wonderful food, ambience, staff and bonus: Hospice Cottage being FREE…amazingly generous…blessings be that you keep up the good work…judy DW, Ch’town PEI

Carol McKnight - February 10, 2018

I missed last week but here are my three adjectives: delicious-every single thing we have eaten at your restaurant has been delicious and we have eaten there quite a few times in the last 10+ years. 2nd adjective friendly-the ladies in the gift shop and all the servers etc on the restaurant are so nice. Third would be attractive-the gift shop is so well laid out and everything is so pretty. The beautiful China mugs are my favourite. The restaurant is also lovely , beautiful pictures on the walls and what a view out the windows. Our annual trip to PEI is not complete without a trip to the Preserve Company.

Carole Buchanan - February 10, 2018

Thank you Bruce for this touching blog. Your wishful thinking of no borders, no flags and no boundaries working together CAN change the world. Volunteers – cannot express enough good things about people who volunteer. As Mr. Goudy said in his story “You sometimes don’t get to choose how you’re needed”. Making oneself available to help others is a truly wonderful gift as much as for the giver as the receiver. Missed your blog asking for 3 adjectives of what the Preserve Company for me so here are my truthful answers:
1.KINDNESS (displayed by the owners and employees always).
2.Excellence – in your products/restaurant/all public endeavors
3. Enjoyment – cannot EVER go to PEI without the pleasure of going to The Preserve Company (never stop the sampling!!) Bruce, you and your wife and family are a credit to Prince Edward Island

Linda Conrad - February 10, 2018

I love the preserve company store. Bruce you are a very interesting fellow. Duncan and I always take family and guests to your place because it is interesting and you have lovely meals. Love reading your blog

Jane and Bill Martin Toronto - February 10, 2018

What a beautiful blog, Bruce. Hope to see you this Sept. & meantime we will now keep checkin’ in. We, who were in your first wee store in Ch’town, & took pictures of you & us. Remember?

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