SO, thanks to you fellas, I'm pretty damned close to selling my fiftieth bear on Etsy! Yee ha!!! That to me is quite a cute little milestone. All of you have been so supportive, so helpful and indeed, a great set of friends to know. I'm at bear 43 now, and once I hit 50, in order to quietly celebrate my little milestone, I'm going to start giving back, donating what I can from the sell of my bears towards a greater good, and pay it forward.

Thanks again everyone!
Gregory Patrick


KenInMaine's picture

Congratulations, that's quite the accomplishment!!

Christopher Charles's picture

That's awesome!!!

potterdc's picture

Congrats, Gregory! That's very cool.

Think less, enjoy it more.

MMario's picture

MAKING let alone SELLING 50 is a major accomplishment!

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

Gregory Patrick's picture

Thanks alot, ya'll. I really mean it. SO now, I think about which direction I go for paying forward. 99% of my clients have been women, thinking of heading towards Susan G. Komen, but goodness knows they have more than enough help from all over the place. Then I think about people who are really close to my situation. One bear away from being homeless, one step away from being ruined. Men, or women, doesn't matter. I keep thinking about giving free knitting lessons, the whole "teach a man to fish" idea, give them something to make an income, no matter what it may be, so they can get back on their feet. Any ideas?

what a cool way to celebrate!