Two prompts to cover today as I missed out on blogging time yesterday.
#5 was to think about the passage of time, and to look back or forward from the present moment while looking for today’s learning. I actually did both!
Ed was home for the day helping out. He’s always been a good helper:
The task we tackled today was labelling the new season’s bottles of olive oil, ready to supply our retail outlets and sell at markets. Before we got that far though, I needed to do the grocery shopping, and Ed tagged along, making himself useful throughout the process. Here he is loading the boot of the car:
My learning for today – that we have been fortunate to have had Ed around to help with work on the property and business over the past six (and more) years; but the time is fast approaching when we’ll need to find other ways to manage the work flow.
#6 was to consider the things we are grateful for – big things and small. I have always been keen to approach life with “an attitude of gratitude” – but I realise that the short lists that I used to note at the bottom of my daily journal pages (three or four things I was thankful for from the day) haven’t figured for many months. I’m not sure why.
My learning for today: I want to resurrect that habit, and I’m going to start tonight.