Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog is from the heart, right? So here goes….
I was dashing past the large windows of Waitrose in Crowborough this evening, and I just happened to see a woman trying to feed a very disabled young man in the restaurant. He was agitated and she was struggling. Boom. In that split moment, my world was right-sized again. All the inane, self-serving politicking about Brexit deal or no deal faded away, all the day’s moaning on Facebook about which shopping TV presenter is where evaporated, all the petty, trivial stuff which goes on around me was gone. Completely. That one little glimpse into another woman’s world – her daily – I’ll repeat that – DAILY role in Life. That was all it took to bring me up sharp and give me a little reality check. And I have the audacity to sometimes complain that my life is hard.
It was back to the office this morning, to play catch up after the retreats and the birthday celebrations on HOCHANDA this weekend. Quick turnaround for Paul though; he’s already back at the studios getting ready for tomorrow’s 3 Pergamano hours!
I rattled through the next few TV proposals, putting together the product plan, sorting out production schedules and generally making sure we are all singing off the same hymn sheet – and we were, which is always a relief!
The thing about this kind of manufacturing business coupled with shopping TV is that it is absolutely unrelenting. No sooner have you blown the doors off and smashed all sales targets, than the next NEW shows are looming large! We usually work many weeks ahead of schedule – on larger projects, even months – and we work together like a well oiled machine nowadays. We really do.
However, sometimes, when you’ve just run around the block full pelt, it can be a little daunting when you’ve got to run around again straightaway!
That’s when a little God knock whilst running past Waitrose is just what’s needed. And in an instant, I am filled with gratitude, and happy to be ABLE to run round the block, happy to be ABLE to run a successful business. Grateful the kids are healthy, that my husband loves me, that my Mum and Dad are going strong.
Is that From the Heart? I think so.
Love & Hugs,