Thursday, November 13, 2008

Another Postit Note - "Perseverance"

Last year, one of our distillers sent us an absolutely stunning monthly calendar. Huge thing, with, for each month, a stunning picture of some natural scene and a short "inspirational" quote.

Because it is so lovely, I chose to hang it in the break room, where everyone could enjoy it. Unfortunately, we ended up hanging it on a wall that doesn't get looked at as often as it should. So sometimes we are a bit late turning to the new month. (Or sometimes we just enjoy last month's picture so much we are reluctant to turn the page.) At any rate, we just this week turned from October to November.

Now, these calendars had to be designed at least two years ago in order for them to be received in time for last year's holiday season. What kind of prescience did someone have that they *knew* in advance that the economy of our country, and perhaps that of the whole world is in a sometimes frightening (if we allow it to be) downward spiral.

As I sit here trying to project how much product to prepare, how many orders to place for this so far dreadfully slow fourth quarter... the calendar reads:

Perseverance - At times like these it is helpful to remember
That there have always been
Times like these.

Thank you! A good reminder. Perhaps I am not the only one who needs to be reminded.

1 comment:

Tina Sams said...

Thanks for posting that! I needed the reminder too.