My Grandpa always said, “Surround yourself with the ones who have good hearts. Together, you’ll soar.“
And that’s what I did, everyday. I have been blessed ever since. Soaring? Well, now that’s a funny thing. If you don’t slow down and really experience what soaring feels like—and it’s so easy not to—then it’s a memory in a flash, a memory you wish you’d savored more, a memory you’d give anything to feel again.
Grandpas teach you to slow down, and take another look—closer, and from all sides. They just get it, don’t they?
The thing about good hearts, though I never realized it, a good heart isn’t just a feeling. It’s a place.
Have you ever gone somewhere, and felt like it was the closest you’ve ever come to truly feeling like you were home?
This is Good Hart.
On the shore of Lake Michigan, right smack in the middle of the Tunnel of Trees is the magical town of Good Hart. I was pretty lucky to grow up in Northen Michigan but it wasn’t until just last Spring that I really knew or understood Good Hart.
Coming home from Spring Break I was texting back and forth with my friend, Anne, about getting a summer house up Northern Michigan. I stumble upon this gem that sits prettily a top of a hill surrounded by 40acres of wooded rolling hills. She’d been sitting entry fir 5-6 years.
I text Anne the address and DVD responds “No way! We go up there every summer, 1/4 mile down the road is where my family summers. ”
How funny is that? We’re driving through Alabama, I’m googling homes and I end up finding one right by the girl in the car behind me. Not even knowing!
I hope you all fall in love with Good Hart as much as we have. Both the collection and the town, if you ever get the chance to pass through.
We’ve only had the place in Good Hart less than a year. And in that short time it’s been filled with the girls of MJC, tons of family and friends, our MJC Team Leaders and just about anyone that will venture up with us.
And every single one of them leaves with their head a little clearer, heart a little fuller and a huge smile. It does that to you. It makes you stop, put the phone down and sleep in. The days are for great conversations, exploring the woods or building puzzles.
Ahhhh I could go on and on.
Here’s to a beautiful collection, an amazing team and the wonderful customers who share the love of keeping little girls little as long as we can.
Squeeze ‘em right, share a story, hold their hand and remind them it all starts with a good heart!