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Episode #12 –
Tempal Grace Hitt, owner of Grace Green Beauty and resident of Aberlin Springs, tells us what it’s like to live in one of America’s nicest Agrihoods.
On this episode of Agrihood Radio we are talking with Tempal Grace Hitt from Morrow, Ohio. Tempal and her family are residents of one of America’s most charming Agrihoods, Aberlin Springs.
We’re certain Tempal’s story will inspire you. In her pursuit to help her son live a healthier life, she’s now helping thousands of others do the same. This interview is up there with the best of them.
Right around the time of her third baby, Tempal was extremely busy. She was a hairstylist working three days a week but making full-time revenue as an assistant around the clock. She says she was spinning her wheels just to keep up with everything that was happening.
About thirteen years ago when her first son was born, her family was facing some issues with him. He started having eczema and breathing problems after she weaned him from nursing to table food. Tempal was struggling to keep him healthy. And she explains how it was through that process she started searching for answers for his eczema but couldn’t find anything natural that would help him.
Having a background in cosmetology she says she was educated on the wrong ingredients and every time she searched, she kept finding products that full of water, wax, preservatives and junk. She was desperately searching for simple pure nutrients. Her and her husband were dealing with doctors who were giving their young infant steroids which was irritating and burning his skin. She didn’t want to keep giving her young child steroids. So Tempal says she literally turned to Mother Nature.
She went online and ordered $500.00 worth of raw ingredients. And she explains how she became like a mad scientist in her kitchen, experimenting with various types of natural ingredients. In the process, one thing led to another and she began getting amazing results with her son Nixon’s skin. Once people began hearing about her success, she watched her dedication to help her son turn into a thriving business.
Tempal moved production into a warehouse. Today things have come full circle for her and her family. They are new residents of Aberlin Springs, a farm to table Agri-Community that is aligned with her family’s philosophy of healthy living.
Enjoy listening to this amazing journey and story of inspiration!
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Brett: Hey guys, today I have the great pleasure of talking with Tempal Grace Hitt from Morrow, Ohio. Which is just outside of Cincinnati. If her story doesn’t inspire you, I suggest get your pulse checked immediately. In her pursuit to help her son live a healthier life, she’s also helping thousands of others do the same. I have a feeling this interview is going to be placed up there with the best of them. Hey Tempal how are you doing?
Tempal: Hey Brett! I’m well, how are you?
Brett: Good. So before we get started last time we were at Aberlin Springs out there in Ohio, I think it was somewhere around Fall and the weather was just starting to change. The leaves were just starting to turn orange and get all colorful on us. And now we are talking 3-4 months later. What are you guys doing? Are you shoveling yourself out of snow now?
Tempal: Yes, yes we have had tons of snow, tons of ice. It is freezing cold out here in Cincinnati. So yeah, we’re ready for Spring that’s for sure.
Brett: That’s right around the corner. We talked to Leslie a couple of weeks ago, and she said everybody is having fun. They were having a snowman contest, it was like winter wonderland at Aberlin Springs.
Tempal: We have an awesome sledding hill and so the kids, here and even some of the parents go sledding on a daily basis. The kids are loving it but, we’re just you know. we’re ready for some green, and some baby lamb and some baby chicks here at the farm. Because it’s been a long cold winter, that’s for sure.
Brett: It has. I definitely want to talk about that neighborhood because you know you’re living in one of the nicest farm to table neighborhoods we’ve seen along our Agrihood tour. We’ve seen 21 of them now and Aberlin Springs is sitting on top. Before I do that though, there’s something that you started, your products. And I think people need to hear about this because so often what I’m finding is that once people realize they have better choices it’s hard going backward. So bring us up to date. What do you do with your beauty products? And how did this all come about?
Temple: Yeah absolutely. So about 13 years ago when our 1st son was born, we were facing some issues with him as I weaned him from nursing into food and table food. He started having eczema and breathing problems. We were just really struggling to keep him healthy. And it was through that process that I started searching for some nutrients for his eczema and basically, I could not find what I wanted for his skin.
My background is in cosmetology and so I was educated on the wrong ingredients that I wanted for his skin, on skin health. But every time I searched I just kept finding products that were full of water, wax and then all the preservative, and all of the junk. And what I wanted for him was just pure nutrients. We were dealing with doctors who were giving him steroids and that was irritating his skin, and burning his skin. Plus you don’t really want to keep your kid on the steroids long term. So I literally turned to Mother Nature.
And one day I jumped online I ordered; at the time which for us a lot of money, $500.00 worth of raw ingredients. And I just sort of became like a mad scientist. That’s how this started and that was about 13 years ago and before I knew it one thing led to another and we were getting such amazing results with his skin and people started hearing about it. And I found myself in a situation where I had to create a label and a brand because we were moving into a business. So that’s kind of where it all started. It started at my house, we left the house and moved into a warehouse. And what is so amazing and what we’re so excited about is, with Aberlin Springs and this move we’ve made, we have come full circle. And when we built our house here, we actually built a separate space for the business. So our lifestyle brand has come full circle back into our home and it is amazing.
Brett: I read your website, your website is very cool. And as was reading your story reason it closely resembled Lara Merriken, which is the founder, the maker of the LaraBar. She had a story similar to yours. She was hiking in Colorado, I believe the Rocky Mountains back in 2000 she made a hiking trip and then 3 years later her bar was born. She went into her kitchen, she bought the Kitchen Aid, and she put a bunch of stuff in that mixer and then she came up with this beautiful bar and the rest is history. We all have heard of LaraBar. So you have something similar. Where would you be today if Nixon never had eczema? Have you ever thought about that?
Tempal: You know it’s so funny how things work out; and how God allows certain things to go on in your life to get you to where you’re going. I definitely would not be here if he would not have had eczema. That was just the beginning and now we have a full well being beauty and wellness line. But it was definitely birthed out of necessity from his eczema and just wanting that pure goodness for his skin. So it i’s crazy to think about if he didn’t have had eczema where we would be. I’d probably still be working at the hair salon.
Brett: You just said something and the light ball popped and you got my attention when you said that because, as I reflect back over my personal timeline, of my life and I think you probably agree. The most incredible and significant times are the ones where we were not planning the outcome. Do you agree with that?
Tempal: I do. I absolutely agree with that. I think when you’re able to kind of step back and look back and see how everything did fall into place, and how there was like such a bigger picture. It helps you get through. When you’re going through current times that seem hard or impossible or whatever, just to kind of be able to look back and see how it really does all come together at some point. If you just don’t give up and you just keep moving in the right direction. And it’s so fulfilling to be able to help other parents with their kids with eczema and to be able to help other people achieve beautiful healthy skin. Basically just by feeding their skin with nutrients and teaching them how to do that. So it’s just been a lovely journey and we are so excited to be here at Aberlin Springs. We’re just now getting settled in and we moved in towards the end of October. We have been here you know several months and it’s feeling like home and it’s wonderful. We’re just very happy.
Brett: You sound happy, you sound fulfilled. Every human being on earth, we all have ideas, we all do, right? So with your idea, here it is. An idea is nothing but air, it’s floating around in the ether, right? Here are these ideas floating around in our heads, you brought yours to life. People need to hear this because somebody’s listening right now and saying you know what, she can inspire me to bring my idea to life. There are so many things I’m thinking about doing but I just don’t know where to start. And then here’s another thing, once you did start that beauty product, that all natural beauty product, was there a time when you said you know what, I’m crazy, I can’t believe I’m thinking about doing this. I don’t know if I’d go to be able to complete it and finish it.
Brett: Yeah it happens, because we’re humans right?
Temple: Sure yeah. The thing is I feel like as long as you have pure good intentions, and goals and you don’t give up, you can do anything. I mean you can do anything that you put your mind to, and that really is the truth. And there were definitely several times where I kind of question myself. And so what I had to do was go back to my story, I had to kind of cross-check myself for example. Maybe I’m thinking about expanding my business and doing something new, but maybe it’s not in alignment with my story. So I have to go back to that original story. There was one time that sticks out in my mind that really kind of rocked me or, rattled me a little bit when I was expanding. You know, because like you said like the woman with the LaraBars. I started with the Kitchen Aid mixer but eventually, you know now I have commercial equipment.
But as I was scaling up, I met with a chemist about scaling up and she intimidated me quite a bit. She questioned me on my preservatives system and, you know the PH of my products, and what about this and that. It left me feeling rattled but when I stopped and looked at what I was doing, it’s like no, I do know what I’m doing. I know exactly what I’m doing and I know the PH of each ingredient. So of course, the final product is going to be the proper PH. But my point is there have been times where I had to stop and go, oh my gosh, am I crazy, what am I doing? I mean there’s such a fine line between you know being creative and being crazy. Like you have to be a little bit of creative and crazy right? To be able to do the crazy stuff, and to find solutions and to do what you believe is right and stuff like that. So, yeah, I mean you just can’t give up.
Brett: Here’s what I found, we all have our comfort levels, our comfort zone, and I really believe we’re OK in our comfort zone. You start putting one foot, put 1 toe out, 1 foot, two feet, once you start putting 1 foot, 2 feet out of your comfort zone, you’re going to question your sanity because now you’re entering a zone of unfamiliarity. So we’re all cool and happy in our little comfort zones, but then you had this idea that’s going to take you out of your comfort zone. And there’s a transitional trench that you have to go through, a transitional period and that’s when we start saying, wait a minute, what the heck what am I doing, because now it feels so unfamiliar.
Tempal: Absolutely. We went through that even when we were moving up to Aberlin Springs, because this was basically an idea. You know, it was a concept that was brand new to Ohio. This is uncharted territory here in Ohio. We were born and raised in Westchester, Ohio. So we are making this move, and moving schools with our 3 children. We were a part of the vision so we had to take that leap at that point too. And there were a couple of times where we were like gosh what if this doesn’t work? All these if’s, but you have to be willing to take risks to get anywhere. Nothing good comes easy, nothing good comes easy, right?
Brett: No, nothing worthwhile ever does.
Temple: I mean it’s much easier to just kind of sit there and be idle, but if you want to be able to get somewhere, that’s just how my husband and I are, we both are entrepreneurs. We just always have something going on. And so this whole project was such an honor to be a part of it and because we were in phase 1. We were able to really be a part of the process in some of the decision making and it makes us love it even more.
Brett: Exactly. There’s nothing wrong with being comfortable in your comfort zone. What I’m saying is that if somebody has a good idea, what’s going to happen is it’s going to drive them crazy by not pursuing that idea.
Tempal: Right, right and then you look back and if you don’t take the steps and jump in, when you look back and you’ll wonder what would’ve happened if you would’ve gone for it. You just don’t want to get stuck making, you know decisions that later leave you with regret.
Brett: No of course not. I think the temporary feeling of unfamiliarity you’re going to have to bring your experience, your idea to life, pales in comparison to a lifetime of saying what if? And saying gosh, I wish I would have tried it. That I think is more painful than the initial pain we feel, or the discomfort we feel by stepping out of our comfort zone and going for something we really want. So good on you for doing that.
Brett: When did you know that Green Grace Beauty was, OK I got this, this is going to work?
Tempal: So what happened was, when I knew that I had something special, I have a little godson who lives in south Florida and he was adopted from Africa, and he also had some eczema and some skin issues. So I sent him some of m signature products, the one that got the whole thing started, it’s called Body Food. And it’s a head to toe, anti-aging super food but its original creation was for eczema. Because of the nutrients that are in a product, it’s inevitably an anti-aging product but it was originally created for eczema. So I sent them to my godson. Well his dad happens to own to a branding firm in South Florida and his dad called me and he said I have been looking for a product like this for my own skin my entire life. And this cleared up Jackson skin, and it’s done amazing things for my skin and you got to do something with it.
And you know at the time I had just had my 3rd baby. I was crazy busy. I was a hairstylist working 3 days a week but making full-time revenue an assistant around the clock, I was like spinning my wheels right? And so when he presented that to me, I was like well, thanks. And he said you know, I’m going to help you. And he did. He asked me a series of questions; he basically gave who I am, and what this product was, a face. So he helped me with everything, from the name Grace and what Grace means. It’s my middle name, it’s my daughter’s middle name. But it means so much more. It means showing favor and giving people kindness, and giving back, and showing grace to the planet. So he took that and then he helped me with the story. And he gave the story a face, and he helped with the website. And his branding firm is absolutely incredible. They’re called Bella Group, and they’re in Jupiter Florida. And if it weren’t for him stepping in and saying hey I want to be a part of this because I think you can do something with this. That’s another very key point that made this all come together, because without him you know I would have just been making this in my kitchen and sharing it with friends. But it all came together at the same time when he said, let me create this for you. Let me make a label for you, and so that’s when I knew. He has a successful branding firm. He does incredible work and for him to even look my way, I knew that I had something.
Brett: Two things, I am sitting here with goose bumps. Before I forget, so at what point, how many years have you been doing this?
Tempal: As far as products?
Brett: How far along were you when you met Greg?
Tempal: Oh I was only at product number one. I had nothing else. I had the product that had changed Nixon’s eczema and Jackson’s eczema and I was sharing it. At that point, I had people who had heard about it.
Tempal: So I was getting phone calls from people that I didn’t even know. And so I knew that I needed to put my product in a jar with a label.
Tempal: But I wasn’t really in a place; like I said I had 3 little tiny kids at the time. so if it weren’t for Greg from Bella Group, then I would probably have just have not taken that step at that time. But he just sort of came out of nowhere and he helped me. I have people come to me with other challenges, other skin problems, and now I am developing cleansers, for problem skin. And then you know, what about this problem? What about fine lines and wrinkles? And then you know what about sensitive skin? And before I knew it everything was just kind of happening. Then you know other stuff too, like if I needed something for myself. That’s when I really found myself developing stuff, like a natural deodorant. I tried every natural deodorant and I wasted a lot of money on deodorant so I developed my own. Then if we find something that we just can’t live without as a family like, colloidal silver, collagen peptides or just hair essential oils, we want to share that with the people who trust us with their health, and wellness and their skin. And so we have a little section of our website called Beyond Grace. The different items that we believe in that we don’t manufacture.
Brett: Hyaluronic acid Is that something that you guys are working on?
Tempal: That’s a brand new ingredient that we are working with right now. I’m actually working on. It’s so funny that you’re bringing that up. I haven’t even told anybody this. But I’m working on a lips product, for fuller lips. We have such a high standard and it’s so important. We are so outside the box of commercial manufacturing. We don’t heat anything over 175 degrees. Some things we can’t even heat over 110 degrees due to the living plant energy that we don’t want to zap. So it’s a very delicate emulgen. So with this lip product, it’s going to take me some time to find a way to make this product and still be 100 percent natural and organic. So we like to keep everything as food grade as possible, even our preservative system is a food grade Ecocert approved preservative. So sometimes when you start venturing into products like hair products, and makeup and stuff it becomes very difficult to keep it within our standard, but we won’t compromise that. So that yes we are working with some new ingredients here. And it’s been interesting and yeah it’s funny you should bring that up.
Brett: You’re watching T.V. they’re heavily promoting that right now and there’s a lot of great research behind that. So there’s a lesson in what you just said and that’s why I wanted to ask about the timeline. Were you 12 months into your journey when you met Greg? Because what I want people to hear in this interview is, here’s an idea that you didn’t give up on. Even when the scientists came to you and started questioning your levels in your ingredients, you kind of had a little hesitation and maybe a little doubt there but you kept pursuing and then and then look at what happened. And then as soon as you crossed paths with Greg, your whole thing was elevated. So I hope people are hearing this, you have an idea, you feel it resonate in your heart, a whisper in your soul, wherever you are hearing it come from don’t let it go. Move with it and use your story as inspiration to say, look at it she did it and 1000 of other people did it because they never gave up. And they felt it resonating with their entire being.
Tempal: Right. So I would like to touch on that. I would have to tell you as far as the timeline goes, it was a pretty long timeline. I had my 1st son in 2005 and I didn’t actually launch my online store until 2014. So time went by where I was doing things like putting my product in Whole Foods. We have since pulled out a Whole Foods, but at the time we were with Whole Foods and stuff like that. But I knew and I sensed inside of me that this was going to be something that was going to be a key part of my life, and my future and my family’s future. But I also knew that my 1st priority right now was all these little tiny people, that I was trying to you know to raise and make sure that they had healthy food. And make sure that I’m able to provide for them in all the ways that they need. And I remember Greg’s wife who is my cousin Bobby saying, are you going to take this and run with it? I remember saying to her, I’m going to but I have to do it at my own pace. So my 3rd child just started kindergarten this year. And here we are, we’ve built a house, we’ve moved the business, we’ve gone to Chicago, and talked with other labs about the potential of scaling up if we need help. The timeline was long, but because it was such a part of who I am, and my life. This is such a lifestyle for me hence you know moving to Aberlin Springs is a farm to table community. It wasn’t going anywhere so I just had to do it at my own pace so that I could keep my priorities in alignment because if my priorities are not in alignment then everyone is miserable.
Brett: That’s right.
Tempal: So you just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other but there’s no rush. Then you do come to a crossroads where you do have to make some decisions. When I left my quote real job that was a hard decision because I was making really good money. But I just simply could not keep all these plates in the air, right. So I had to make a decision and my husband had to be 100 percent on board with me and supportive because financially it didn’t look very good. I had to do it so that I could dive in with both feet. So that’s what I did. I don’t know how many years it’s been like 3 or 4 years ago I left the salon. And since I’ve been able to focus more just on Grace Green Beauty and my family, everything has fallen into place.
Brett: So does Nixon understands the major role he played in this whole thing?
Tempal: Yeah he does. I think so, yeah we feel like he knows he’s part of the story and all the kids are really part of the story. Thanks to Nixon being the guinea pig. We did things a lot differently with the next two.
Brett: That’s Awesome.
Tempal: They shred our papers. We try to be really aware of what we’re using and have had the lowest impact on the environment as possible. So they shred the paper for us and they’ll carry the boxes out for the mailman. Now that everything’s moved back into the house you know my daughter is constantly getting into my oils. She knows which one she’s allowed to touch. So she’s down there with her friends you know making different sprays and like teaching her friends about essential oils. It’s really kind of funny to watch them.
Brett: They learn and they watch mommy.
Tempal: We don’t let them touch any machinery, we don’t let him make any products but they like to make their own products.
Brett: Soon enough they will be running those machines. It happens so quickly, I can’t believe that my boy is already is 4 years old. So speaking about Cash, our son he actually thoroughly enjoyed himself at that Aberlin Springs. We have to talk about that. So like I said we did this major U.S. tour of 21 different Agrihoods around the country. For those who don’t know what Agrihoods are, they are farm to table communities, with the farm being the centerpiece, the focal point of the community. Aberlin Springs is on top of that list. How did that come to be?
Tempal: Yes I had heard just little bits and pieces about a woman who was creating a neighborhood with a farm. I really didn’t know who she was. When this was going to happen because I think there was some talk about it before she actually put it into motion. I teach plant-based medicine locally here through central Ohio. And I was teaching a class, It was actually at a local gym and she was there and I didn’t know who she was. But she did ask several, you know questions about autoimmune disorders and how to support your immune system. At the end of my class she came up to me and introduced herself and she invited me and another friend of ours Dr. Ryan Berlin, who’s a local chiropractor. We’re good friends and did a lot of work together. She invited the two of us and our family to come out to her farm. She wanted to show us what she was up to and she wanted us ultimately to come in teach there, like once she got her wellness center established.
So we came up on a Sunday. It was a year to the day just last week it popped up on my Facebook time app, so a lot has happened in one year. And we came up here and she showed us around and my husband and I were like in love with what she was showing us, and telling us. And there wasn’t even really that much to see yet but the vision was so amazing. And I told her and Dr. Ryan said the same thing. We all thought of this idea but to be with the one to actually make it happen was so incredible. To watch what she was thinking, and what she was going to do next. She could see how intrigued I was and she told me, she said you know, I would love to have you up here. And she’s like let’s make it happen. And so, that’s how it started. We came back for a meeting and she worked with us. She’s wonderful to work with.
Brett: You’re talking bout Leslie Ratliff.
Tempal: I am talking about Leslie Ratliff. Yes, she is incredible she makes magic happen. So you know for us we weren’t even sure if we would be able to swing it, because we just weren’t sure right. You know because she’s a luxury builder. She definitely works with you on just about anything that we needed she found an answer to. So we were able to build a beautiful home. The kids are living such an incredible childhood here, and that’s what we wanted for them. So that’s how we got plugged in, it was her being at one of my classes and then inviting us out here, and before I knew it we were building a house here, it was crazy.
Brett: Again life by design.
Tempal: Right I mean it really just happened that fast.
Brett: So you guys were living in the Cincinnati area prior to that?
Tempal: Yeah about 20-30 minutes from Aberlin Springs.
Brett: Right, so now you have somewhere to compare it to. Aberlin Springs compared to where you came from, the biggest difference would be what?
Tempal: The biggest difference would just be the sense of like-minded people. We all want our kids to be outside. We all want our kids to be, you know outside fishing, climbing trees, visiting with the animals, being in touch with reality, being touch with nature and eating healthy food. I mean there’s really no comparison, there’s nothing quite like what we’re experiencing here compared to where we came from. Because we know who our neighbors are. We’re all on the same page and everybody is just so nice. We have 21 kids running around outside, and metal detecting, and magnet fishing, and helping out. My son Nixon is in charge of cutting a lot of the yards around here and doing a lot of the snow removal around here. There are so many differences; it would be hard to tell you the main one because it’s just so different than where we came from. But it’s just so amazing for us. What’s so incredible is we’re getting the benefit of living on a farm but still having neighbors. We don’t have to maintain the land here. You know Leslie’s team and her farmers maintain the land, but we get all the benefits of living on a farm, including all the kids. The way they get to explore and hike and you know all of that stuff. So we’ve looked for years at buying our own farm but the reality is that we want the kids to have friends.
Tempal: You know we want them to be able to run down the street and get their friends and then go ride bike. So we’re kind of getting the whole package here, which is what makes my heart so unbelievably happy for the kids because this is the childhood that anybody would want for their kids
Brett: You know as potential home buyers looking for an Agrihood to set up shop in for us to live in, and move into, you’re saying everything that we’re thinking and how we feel. So it’s great hearing that we’re on track, in other words, our thoughts are, we want our son Cash to be raised in a farm to table environment. We’re not looking to become farmers that wouldn’t work for our lifestyle. We want to our son to be around other like-minded kids and have the experience, being able to go to the farm, see how food is grown, not just go to the grocery and pick it off a shelf. There’s a big difference there. So I think if I had to summarize it and put it into one word, it would be the lifestyle. I think the lifestyle is night day between ordinary conventional, cookie-cutter homes as to being involved in a farm to table community with different events. Having a farm there, a close group of people, that’s we are thinking, but hearing you say it confirms how we feel.
Tempal: Yeah it’s absolutely a lifestyle but it’s also not like you know when I was 1st looking into this whole concept because it was so new. We were like gosh, there was some talk like, what’s going on up there? Is that like a club? What I want to make sure is that everybody realizes it’s not a cliquey thing. I mean everybody out here is some of the most down to earth people ever. We have happy hours and stuff like that and we do life together, the kids run around together, but it’s certainly not like anybody wouldn’t be welcome and be able to fit right into a community like this. It’s not cliquey or anything like that. The main goal being we want to be in touch with nature where our foods are coming from and the kids need to be kids. You know, they don’t need to be on their phone, they don’t need to be on their iPad, they need to like go outside and play.
Tempal: So that’s really what matters, I think to most parents really. It is hard to do in today’s world, it’s hard to keep your kids feet on the ground.
Brett: It is.
Tempal: So this helps a lot.
Brett: It does. And then what I want to ask you is, fist of all how can people find you? If they want to locate you, get in touch with you, check out your website, get great products, get away from the conventional chemicals that are out there. How do they find you?
Tempal: So we have an e-commerce website, so you can shop online right from our website and it’s, GraceGreenBeauty.com. You can get free shipping with any order over $49.00. We ship priority mail with the code. It’s Free49, numbers 4 and then 9 and it flashes across the top of our website. So if you create an account on our website, you can shop through your account, earn points, we ship it out right away. So that’s how you can shop for Grace Green Beauty. But if you follow us on Facebook and Instagram you can see what we’re up to and you can see what we’re doing in the Grace Kitchen. I’m going to start you know as Spring comes, I’m going to start tying Aberlin Springs to my personal Instagram which is Temple Grace, T E M P A L Grace. But yes we’re Grace Green Beauty on Facebook. We’re Grace G Beauty on Instagram and then my personal Instagram and that’s how you can be in touch with me. I would love if anybody listening to reach out if you have any questions or any problems with your skin that we can help you with.
Brett: Awesome stuff. Give us the definition of grace one more time. Your definition of grace means what do you?
Tempal: The word grace to me, it means showing favor, it means goodwill. It just means giving somebody a break, taking care of each other, taking care of the world we live in. The creatures who live here. It’s just such an incredible word. So we as a company you know we want to show grace to the world. We give back a lot, every month we’re giving to something. Right now something that’s really close to my heart, one of our employees 15 year old daughter just got diagnosed with lymphoma. And so we’re giving Casey some time off work so that she can be with her daughter. But we’re trying to support her. So we’ve been raising money for her and we’re doing an incredible event on July 10th at the Freedom Center here in Cincinnati. It’s a celebrity softball game and we’re going to be wearing her T-shirt. And if you jump on my website you’ll see that information. But we’re always doing something to take care of each other, because we’re kind of all in this together, right? Everybody needs to give each other a break and just take care of each other. So that that’s really what the word means to me.
Brett: That’s awesome and I believe that grace is born out of gratitude. Once you can establish a sense of gratitude, I think you feel more empathetic and more willing to become that type of person. And what you are saying is spot on. Thank you for your time. We appreciate that and I can’t let you go without asking this question. So, let’s say your life was a book, the title the book is going to be what Tempal?
Tempal: Oh gosh if you followed my personal Facebook you would die laughing because people tell me I need to write a book all the time. The title of my book?
Brett: Your life is a book.
Tempal: I would say, surviving chaos with Grace or something like that. Because we’ve got a lot going on here with these kids. If they’re not coming through the back door, Noah came running through the back door a few days ago with a full blown bloody nose and if we don’t have broken legs. That’s part of letting the kids be free range kids, right? So we’ve got a lot going on here. But it would have to encompass something about the family and also providing you know grace to the kids and to each other. So maybe it would something about living in chaos with Grace.
Brett: Thank you, thank you for your time. It’s been awesome chatting with you and I’m going to have you back on down the road. If you ever want to share any new information, any updates because this whole show is based on insight, an inspiration for information. Awareness is huge, it’s the precursor to getting better results. I think if we know better, we can do better than we can become better. So thank you again for sharing that knowledge with us. I know you’re crazy busy and we really appreciate your time and you give everybody in Aberlin Springs a big hug for us, and say hello for us. We’ll definitely be swinging back through there and when the weather gets a little nicer.
Tempal: Yes. Thank you, Brett. I look forward to seeing you when you guys come back.
Brett: Sounds good thank you again, have a great day
Temple: You too.
Brett: Bye, bye.
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