Happy Sunday everybody! I hope you are well and rested and ready for the week ahead, I sure am🙂
Work has been really hectic this year but I’m grateful to be doing what I love every day and coming home tired but very fulfilled! Are you in my shoes?
So one thing is for sure about my work: there are never enough hours to get through everything that needs to be done! I just commit to giving my best every day and hope for the best.
My colleague hooked me up with this super cool colouring desk pad which has proven to help me in those moments when I feel especially overwhelmed. I take a few minutes each day and I colour, even if it’s just a few leaves.
When I first started, I thought my ‘work of art’ was awful! Despite the splashes of colour, it lacked beauty and creativity to me. I would quickly stop and get back to work because there was so much to do but also because I didn’t like what I was doing. But when I looked at the bigger picture later, I realised that even I was capable of making something beautiful.
My job also requires me to coach netball. In my first year of coaching, I had a learner that was truly something special on the court! Sometimes kids excel not because of us but because they are amazing. This learner went on to accomplish great things, making provincial and national teams. Yesterday, 4 years later, she won the most prestigious award for her sporting achievements. I was so proud of her! She told me that I played a huge role in her accomplishments. Apparently, I asked her to try the goal attack position 4 years ago and this has resulted in her earning many awards as the top goal scorer in the years that followed. She made me realise that I did that! I triggered her excellence when I had no idea what I was doing as a coach and had no idea the impact it would have on her life.
Maybe life is the same way. Maybe we focus so much on the details of our lives that we don’t notice the beauty we are making every day, and how the bigger picture is even more beautiful.
So I guess the moral of the story is to continue to colour our world. We don’t realise it, but we have an impact on people’s lives. It’s important to take time to sit back and admire the pieces we are putting together and to realise that it is a thing of beauty!
Thank you so much for popping in. It’s always such a pleasure to have you here! Have a beautiful week ahead and don’t give up on your life 😘