From the General Store of Paso Robles

Try. Give. Say Thank You: Ways That Locals Inspire Us As We Move Into the New Year

Each year, we at General Store take a breath; setting our goals for the New Year. Did you know that people who try this at the beginning of the year more likely to achieve their goals than if they started in March? We’re sharing some resolutions and ways that locals inspire us.
TRY. It’s never too late to try, make or do something. We were delighted to bring you an example of that, a book written by locals Jane Jennifer Carey, Barbara Partridge and Hellie Blythe. Calling themselves the “Vintage Consortium,” the women present “ New Rules for the New Old, Old and How to Be It in the 21st Century .” Featuring Blythe’s charming illustrations, the book is full of wisdom and humor. Proceeds benefit the Paso Robles City Library and Studios on the Park.
GIVE. We met Gail McNichols of Paso Cares as a customer. We loved her smile, style and the calm purpose she radiates. Paso Cares advocates passionately for the needy members of our community. Without a permanent shelter or kitchen, they feed people five nights a week in the parking lot across from the fairgrounds. This year we will continue to support Gail through once a month meals. If you’d like to contribute or give toward their wish list of sleeping bags and essentials, please follow them on Facebook orall (805) 712-4710.
SAY THANK YOU. Studies show that being grateful has lasting impacts on everything from your health and mood to your energy and even your marriage. The thank you note is experiencing a renaissance. We think that’s beautiful. We’ve doubled the amount of cards we carry and are happy to help you find just the right one if you’re stumped. But remember, it’s less about saying it perfectly, and more about saying it from the heart.
We’ll start working those resolutions by saying thank you to our community. We love being a part of your holidays and appreciate that you keep our downtown thriving by shopping local.

– The Team at General Store