sweep streets.

by Misty Dawn

some of us love to write.

and some of us love to read.

some of us love to listen.

and some of us love to bake.

some of us love other things,

like making people laugh.

but many of us forget.

we forget what we love.

we forget to make the time.

we let lesser important things take the place of the most.

we forget to guide our planes and let life pave our way.

but we mustn’t.

we must remember.

we must think on that which we love to do,

because those paths which take us to where our ultimate joy lies

are the places where we come alive.


this is Tiffanie.

she’s lovely.

and she loves making jam.

she’s just making big batches, and people are buying them up.

she’s decided to start selling officially, and I wanted to make sure to spread the word.

there is something really special about the opportunity to watch someone do something they love.  to watch them say no to many other things and say yes to something better.

to watch them find that uniquely joy-filled space in a loud and demanding world.


“If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music.

Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry.

Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

thank you tiffanie,

for gifting me with plum and blueberry jam yes, but also with inspiration, each and every time we meet. knowing you made each jar with that beautiful smile on your face puts another beautiful smile on mine. as you prepare that jam, know that the joy you’ll spread with every jar causes heaven and earth to pause and say that you’ve done that job well. 


~misty dawn

to place an order, contact tiffany directly at tiffany.h@hotmail.com

peach, apricot, strawberry, watermelon, blueberry, plum and apply butter jam

8oz jars | $5