Today’s Special Passion Quote:
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." Henry Ford
Christmas, and managers tend to relax a little as most of the human variables seem to become a little more reasonable and accommodating.
Goodwill, once only a Balance Sheet intangible, becomes almost a living, breathing thing. Like mistletoe and holly it seems to hang in the office air. Like the scents of pudding, mince pies and those old chestnuts roasting on an open fire, it drifts from door to door, changing the moods of many and missing few.
Holidays await for some, shorter breaks for others but the prospects of life beyond daily restrictions binds all. Those "urgent" tasks can wait a little longer and "next year" seems to roll from the tongue as smoothly as the taste of an after dinner vintage port.
The world, however briefly, seems a better place. Harmony prevails over the previously divided and managers and workers watch together the days that lead to Christmas and beyond. This harmony will be brief, like the caterpillar that spawns the butterfly the unity of life won't last, but for now all is well.
It's a time when change becomes more than a possibility but a brief reality. It gives us a glimpse of what is possible when hearts and minds unite and diverse yet uniform steps progress together.
In a few short weeks all will change. Old views and positions will be revived. It need not be, but generally will be until next Christmas approaches and we become a little more willing to tolerate, if not embrace, different ways.
As we break for Christmas, let us remember what is possible and carry our change potential beyond the break to the realisation that it can become part of our daily lives.
Until me meet again, may the spirit of peace, passion and purpose guide and unite us all.
QUOTES TO CONSIDER
"Humanity is divinity divided without and united within." Kahil Gibran (1883-1931), Lebanese/American poet and author.
Do you keep your unity within, or begin to see how different the world can be?
"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones." The Book of Proverbs.
Are your words sweet to the souls of all, or do you often wish for their recall?
Australasia’s Passion Provocateur ©