Hello and Seasons Greetings to all of our customers, friends and family. It’s time for our annual holiday card, our gift to you. If you’re familiar with The Porch Company’s seasonal tradition, you may be surprised to see that our holiday card this year does not feature our smiling faces. It says a lot about 2020 that we chose to forgo our traditional company photograph.
Instead, this year, we present you with our chosen Bible verse and a photograph that conveys the heraldry, the solemnity and the grace we experience this time of year.
As we do each year, our staff would like to share our thoughts as we reflect on our theme, “Be Still.” We offer these thoughts as our gift to you along with the beautiful photograph taken by our favorite photographer, J. Paul Moore, also part of The Porch Company family.
Samantha offers a quote from Eckhart Tolle: “It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world.”
Elliott says, “With a year full of uncertainties, taking the time to be still can help you reflect on all the good surrounding you.”
Josh shares a quote from Jared Brock, “Inner stillness is the key to outer strength.”
From Keith, “In these crazy times find the time to be still. Everything that really matters will come into focus.”
Rosemary offers a quote from T.S. Eliot, “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”
Says Nancy, “Being still … Listening … Waiting. So very hard for me but I’m trying.”
From Robert, “Do something today that will make tomorrow a better you.”
Rachael offers a quote from Sonia Ricotti, “Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.”
Dan offers this Bible verse, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
Says Audrey, “I’m ‘still’ trying to learn.”
From Dakota, “Appreciate the present, before it becomes the past.”
Ben says, “Wise man say – still creates strongest spirit.”
From Jason, “Sometimes finding that quiet stillness within us is our highest and greatest aspiration.”
Erin says, “Being still does not mean do not move. It means move in peace.”
Carolyn offers a quote from Eckhart Tolle: “Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness.”
Ken says, “All things shall pass, be still in the midst of the storm.”
Ethan offers a quote from Ram Dass, “The quieter you become, the more you can here.”
Rich offers this Bible verse, “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7
Kim says, “Be still. Be quiet. Be thankful and loving. Then – sit back, relax and enjoy the view.”
Wade offers a quote from Bruce Lee, “What is true stillness? Stillness in movement.”
Eddie says, “Be still … … this moment won’t last forever …!”
Adam offers a quote from A.R. Ammons, “Not just mind answering itself but mind and things apprehended at once as one.”
Allison offers a quote from Mary Davis, “Sometimes when we just stand still, the grace finds us.”
Jared says, “In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”
From all of us … Even though you cannot see our faces on our holiday card this year, please know that we’re here, we love you and we’re still smiling.
From The Porch Company to you: We wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa. Peace and Joy be with you and your loved ones.