And The Word of the Year Is…

And The Word of the Year Is…

Happy New Year Chocolate Enthusiasts!

What are your thoughts on choosing a “word of the year” as a guide for the next 358 days? This practice called to me in the earliest days of 2022 and I can’t quite put my finger on why, but I’m feeling a sense of excitement both personally and professionally with these shiny new words by my side.

Words are powerful, and I wanted just the right ones, so I got very quiet and allowed words to choose me. There’s a personal word for Nadine, my husband and I opened our hearts and minds to welcome a couples’ word, and today a word has alighted upon Barometer Chocolate.

The Barometer Chocolate word for 2022 is FRUITFUL.

I love this word for Barometer Chocolate for so many reasons. Cacao, my Muse, is, of course, a luscious fruit that grows just 20 degrees north or south of the equator. The word feels juicy and abundant enough to take a bite out of it. I’m envisioning a tree dripping with cacao pods and possibilities, juice dribbling down my chin, and a smile on my face that extends from ear to ear. Fruitful can be messy and imperfect, but also promises to be bountiful and exuberant. I like the sound, feel and fit of all of it.

Barometer Chocolate is still in her infancy. She has so much exciting growth ahead of her and I can’t wait to help her call forth the rich resources at her disposal so she may bear beautiful and surprising fruit for all of us in the year to come.

I wanted to share this sweet secret with you, my loyal customers and friends! You inspire me to be the best I can be and to use Barometer Chocolate as my vehicle to create dazzling chocolate experiences that will make the world a brighter, yummier place.

If you have a word of the year that you’re excited about and feel comfortable sharing with me, I’d be honored to hear from you. I’m inspired by words, but also by the energy of daring and determined people! We can encourage and inspire each other in 2022 by living out our words authentically and with intention, side by side.


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