Sweetest Day

Author: Rae-Anna Hodges


On October the 15th of every year there is a special day that comes around called "Sweetest Day”. How many of you think it is about desserts or candy? What about those favorite desserts that your grandmother makes or your mom? My favorite dessert is my mother’s peach cobbler, crisp homemade apple pie, or even the Oreo dirt cake. There are so many desserts or sweets that I can list or even you can, but that is not what the "Sweetest Day” originally meant.  Mountain Barn Builders, LLC comes to you to explain what the true meaning of the "Sweetest Day” truly means. It is a day to be sweet like how your desserts taste or even the smell of them. October 15th the Sweetest Day is sharing a kind thought a small gift or even a gesture of kindness. It is a day to send a card with a sweet message to someone you appreciate. Little gifts of candy or other sweets can also represent the "Sweetest Day.”  

The history of the Sweetest Day hails from all the way back in 1922 when a dozen of Cleveland’s candy companies banded together to make the day a little bit sweeter for some of the city's most unfortunate people. Eventually, the idea of the Sweetest Day as a vehicle for promoting smiles and good vibes took solid root in the country’s midsection. Areas like Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio really fused the meaning of the day with good, old-fashioned mid-western values like honesty and caring for your neighbors. Sweetest Day is now almost synonymous with Valentine’s Day. Folks give flowers, small gifts, and candy to those they care about. This day also has that added emphasis on helping those in need with material gifts as well as giving moral support to those who may not have it easy in life. Every little gift, comment, that neighbor that needs sugar for her tea/ coffee, care, smile, and laughter comes a long way with every single one of us. We are all human beings, and we all need to show that love to one another. We all might be going through some things but there is always that one that has a little bit harder than you.  

The main tradition on Sweetest Day is to show everyone that you care about them with an act of kindness of some sort. Ephesians 4:32 says "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." We all have morals and core values that we all share in society, schools, churches, companies, etc. Mountain Barn Builders has two core values that I would like to share with everyone on. The first is People and Family: We prioritize people and family in our decisions and actions. The second one is, Generous Hearts: We share our generous hearts with others through our gifts and talents. These two core values I stand by 100 percent. We have a couple more values that our company represents. But the People and Family as well as Generous Hearts are the ones that keep us going. Mountain Barn Builders is always here for our customer's needs and dreams with our products and making sure all the actions and steps that we as a company are taking are for meeting our customer's expectations.  


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