Focusing on what’s important
Coffee is a subject I am deeply passionate about, but it is not the reason I founded Patrick’s Beans. This won’t be a surprise to anyone who knows me. This time of year focuses people on what is important to them. It doesn't just take Christmas, it could be any other holiday, but the focus is what is important. I have two children and since the moment they were born I was changed. I knew that the period in time when I was a chef, cooking and traveling, living my life for myself was gone. When I saw Jack for the first time my whole world became anew. I had offers to travel and go abroad and I did work a lot, but I knew that I always wanted to be near home. When Ivy came it was another miraculous reason to be aware of the time I had and where I should spend it.
Love is like gravity
I am a fan of quantum theory and esoteric thought. I feel that the two go hand in hand, as Frijof Capra wrote about in the Tao of Physics. When important times and events come up in each of our individual calendars we are able to remember more clearly the people we want to share those times with …and those that have passed. Love in this instance is like the effect of gravity on space. It warps time and makes all the memories come back and exist in the same moment. We are able to remember our relatives and friends who are absent and feel the connection with them again. Who needs time travel when all we require is memory?
Work is about living
I founded Patrick’s Beans™ to build a lifestyle; where I can share my passion and experience with those around me, while balancing work with a life spent with loved ones. It is important for me to show my kids that we live in a community that has many different people from many different backgrounds and different needs. I strive to make my business be as supportive as possible and a focal point for my life. Any focus starts at a point. For those that have read this far I am sure you understand where mine begins. But stretch it out and it becomes our neighborhood, our city, our country and our world. A focal point is not just the lens through which we see the world. We are each of us constantly watched by others. I believe it is best to be the example we want the world to be, for the next generation. It is hard sometimes, but the future is a way better place to put our hopes than in the past. I trust that whatever each of you chose to celebrate over the next few weeks, you do it with full consciousness and enjoyment for all the people that brought us to this point. If you don’t have that network to share with there are many organizations and people that would be happy to step in and help. As for my family I will quote my son "I can't even sleep any more I am so excited for Christmas". My daughter wants a tie dye rainbow Christmas tree, which I am trying to figure out how to do.
From all of us at Patrick’s Beans, we thank you for your patronage and support. Best wishes to all of you throughout the Holiday Season and the year to come.