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Look For The Helpers

I don't have to tell you, the last 4 weeks have been HARD.

It's an odd feeling. In a sense, our entire world has been turned upside down. In the last several weeks, my son's school closed, my business had to close our physical doors, my husband lost his job thanks to the current economy, and I haven't been able to hug my friends. It's downright lonely. Yes, I have my family. Yes, I can Zoom chat with my friends (hey, there are some benefits to virtual happy hour, like not wearing shoes and having no drive home after you say goodnight). But y'all, I'm a hugger. I'm a people person. I thrive on my people. This social distancing deal, it's not easy. Important! But not easy.

I've done a good job holding it together. I've participated in hours of Bakugan battles. I've cooked new recipes that were crowd pleasers. I've followed lesson plans, incorporated yoga, and even kept a 4 year old with major FOMO on a fairly regular nap schedule. But this week, I was close to breaking.

Thank God It's Friday. No, seriously. I needed today. I drug myself and the whole Taylor family up to the store for a solid workday. The bar was set low, just do a couple of live sales, say hello to your tribe, tell them how much you miss them, maybe sell a few things. 

First, we had our best live sale ever. Like, EVER.

Next, one of my favorite customers-turned-family called and bought a $150 gift card.

Then, another amazing Replayer called and asked to pay for several invoices from today's live sale. She just wanted to bless some other mamas in random acts of kindness. How incredible is that?!

Oh yeah, and thanks to magic of social media and people sharing our page with their friends, we have had 300+ new "likes" on our Facebook page in the last 24 hours! That's HUGE!

Today, you all reminded me why I'm here. Why I love what I do. Would the world stop turning if Replay were to disappear? No. But mine would. My Replay tribe, you have all become part of my family. My village. And days like today, when it's so hard just to get up and put one foot in front of the other, you carry me. 

Thank you. I will never be able to express how much you all mean to me. Supporting small business matters! And I am thankful for you, each and every day.

We'll get through this. Together.

Love and light,



"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

-Fred Rogers