The past few weeks have been so busy and special at the cupcake shop! I had the honor of baking cookies with Debbi Fields, the founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies. We have become friends in the last couple of months introduced by a mutual friend and getting to know her has been such a delight.
This big world of ours can often become such a small world and in Nashville there isn’t really six degrees of separation, it’s more like two degrees! Debbi has recently moved to Nashville and needed a place to bake her cookies for an event that she was speaking at, so I said yes, she could bake her famous cookies at Gigi’s.
The event was a fundraiser for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee entitled “The Power of the Purse” and Debbi was the keynote speaker. She gave everyone one of her delicious cookies as a take-a-way. Her message was all about the power in saying “YES!” As I sat there and listened to her speak, I was so glad that I had said YES to Debbi. I read her book years ago and have always looked up to this amazing cookie lady. I have also modeled some of my business practices after her. Years later, and because I said YES, I’m blessed to now call her my friend. She has amazing energy with a kindness and passion that makes her glow and that’s something that I aspire to.
I’m so thankful for the relationships, friendships and mentors I’ve had along my journey. Its women like Debbi who inspire me to be the best I can be and continue to grow my business.
Wishing you all a wonderful and prosperous week!