It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired – you quit when the gorilla is tired. – Robert Strauss
I won’t lie to you – it’s been a hard and tiring week. Like millions of others we’ve been trying to balance work and home schooling, helped by a side of winter weather.
I’ve written a lot about management and strategies and all that sort of stuff over the years but these days we’re going through are the ones that make theory – the experiences that eventually show you what you’re really like, as a person, as a family, as a community. Even as a nation. It’s all very well talking about what you should do but we all should be documenting what we’re going through now, what happened and how we acted because it’s going to tell you more about how you react when things are hard than all the reading in the world.
And we don’t have it hard – not compared to the millions out there who either don’t have enough or are giving much more than the rest of us to keep things going.
But today, at the end of the week, it was nice to find an unexpected bag of chocolate at the back of the store cupboard, something that had been forgotten.
And it was just what we needed.