Monday, December 22, 2008

The holidays are always busy and hectic for us, and it is very easy to get wrapped up in all of the day-to-day details of life. This morning, Ryan and I were wondering how we were going to navigate our Seattle roads to not only get to work safely, but to attend a festive holiday gathering tonight in Kent.

Our thoughts drifted toward family and friends. I picked up the phone and called a few family members just to say hi. The family in Florida and Hawaii are mystifyed and worry how we get around with all the snow we have had-Carefully!

Then our thoughts turned toward our customers. We have a lot of people that stop into our store around this time of year and we hear wonderful stories. You may want to read in our blog the life altering experiences reported just last week. From Texas and all over the country we hear of a customer who reported losing 33 pounds and is becoming far less insulin-dependent. Another customer has lost over 50 pounds.

" All of these holiday encounters serve as a constant reminder to us:"We are not in the shoe business, we are in the relationship business." Anyone can sell you a shoe. The difference is - we want you to feel better. It's what makes this business gratifying and rewarding. All of life's other little problems are far less significant when you can make a difference in someone's life." We wish all of you the best in happiness and health for 2009. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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