Over the past couple months, those of us at The Dragontree Spa have seen a lot of different happenings. Some good, others not so good.
Our Pearl Street location saw mass destruction all around us in the Boulder flood. More recently, our Northwest Portland location experienced loads of flooding. We have seen teams of people in our community (and our staff!) join forces to help others bail water, sling mud, rip up carpet, and more.
The Dragontree Boulder offered deep discounts to flood victims, so that they could rest and rejuvenate and continue on the hard road ahead. We have seen our staff come together in Portland to fix their water issues and continue offering massage, facials, and acupuncture to their community.
Here in Boulder we saw a gorgeous Fall, with some of the most beautiful orange, red, yellow, and purple leaves that I have ever seen (and that says a lot). I even saw two snows before Halloween, which makes me giddy with delight.
As I look back on the past few months, I am so thankful for the opportunity to experience all of these things. In the midst of tradgedy, I saw the best of people come out as they helped their neighbors. I saw bodies and minds restored as those who lost everything took the time to relax with a massage or facial or simply a foot bath. I saw some of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen in nature.
As The Dragontree continues to expand, in Boulder and in Portland, I think it is so important to stop and remember the beauty around us. I don’t want to ever forget the reason that we do what we do. Our mission is to seed our community with centered, peaceful, and healthy people.
As you enter the busy holiday season, I implore you to do the same. Don’t get too busy or stressed to see there is beauty and there is goodness all around us. Growth is good, but remember who you are at your core. Always strive to improve and be better, but also be grateful for where you have been and the accomplishments that you’ve made. Strive to make your community a better place. This Thanksgiving, I thankful for the opportunity to be in Boulder, to run a beautiful spa, and to be surrounded by loving, caring, and giving people.
What are you thankful for?