Let's Celebrate!

por Lisa Bryant

There are so many reasons to celebrate this month, Butter Lovers. Here are a few of mine!

Celebrating Dad!

First, let’s celebrate Dad! For now, I’ll ignore the grumbling from the

nose-bleed section. I’m just hoping you’ll hear me out. The perception of men has taken a hit for some time now. In my opinion, it’s time we move away from negative generalizations to more positive messages. Let’s get into the habit of giving Father’s Day the same energy we give Mother’s Day. Let’s normalize that. That said, I don’t have an endearing story to share about my Dad, but that’s okay. I made sure my children have amazing, funny, and uplifting stories to tell their children about their dad. That’s something I’m very proud of. So, Happy Father’s Day to my husband, my son, and all the dads out there creating wonderful memories!

 

Freedom Day! (aka Juneteenth)

I’ll admit the announcement that Juneteenth will be observed as a National holiday came as a surprise to me. Considering Stevie Wonder lobbied for King Day since the 1980s, this seems out of the blue. But here we are, red velvet cake, strawberry soda and all. I am not a historian so I encourage you to research the significance of the day on your own. But I want to applaud an interesting thing that happened during this first Juneteenth celebration. Someone tried to trademark the day and the culture shut it down. So, the next time someone asks, “why don’t we do something?” you can point to this as an example of when we did. This is Juneteenth energy!

Happy Anniversary!

Last but not least, The Butter Project is a year old this month! I am too tickled to say that! I can’t believe it myself. It doesn’t feel like a year has gone by, but what I’m not going to do is focus on the past. This next chapter will be more exciting than the first. I have all of you Butter Lovers to thank for that. Thank you for shopping with me this past year. I’ll keep you posted with updates about what’s new at The Butter Project as we roll into year number two!