Sunday, October 28, 2012


"The sky is falling!  The sky is falling! I must go and tell the King!"

Some of us grew up with the title Henny Penny, some with Chicken Little, but the story is the same. You remember: the acorn falls on her head and she's off,  thinking the world is coming to an end, gathering up a whole gang of followers who believe her dire predictions based on some very skimpy evidence.

Turkey Lurkey, Goosey Loosey, Duckey Wuckey... we have all been Henny Pennys and we've all been followers who listened to the cries of "the sky is falling!" Usually, it didn't do a whole lot of good. Fear mongering is not my chosen mode for leadership, parenting, or life.

It is probably pretty evident that "Henny Penny" would NOT be a good choice for a name for a cafe! But it is easy to worry when starting a business or enterprise. It takes time, and a whole lot of faith and trust. Even when you have a vision and a great place like Springfield, and a wonderful, warm, supportive community who have helped you immensely.. it is VERY CHALLENGING! There are lots of days when I want to be a Henny Penny. I wonder how long it will take for us to get the word out about our Bed and Breakfast, so that most weekends are filled with happy travelers. I wonder whether enough people ARE committed to a local food economy to help keep the Little Red Hen Cafe open. I worry!

I grew up with a lot of negativity and a lot of sky-is-falling talk, and for the most part, I choose people, places and ways of going about my day that are positive and hopeful and joyful and peaceful. I am grateful to have met so many wonderful new friends in this town who seem to have the same philosophy. Our sky's not falling!

 Here's a little clip of the Golden Girls doing "Henny Penny" for you to enjoy!

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