I’m not sure that the word grateful covers how we are feeling these days at Elements Partnership. Even though we’ve been working for a few months, we recently had a launch party to officially kick-off our work. Six days later we moved into new office space which made everything very real. Our work is keeping us extremely busy. And yet, with all of that, we keep asking each other:
Is this really happening?!
We feel so lucky to be doing our work. Doing work we’re passionate about, but also getting to do it with people we love who are doing important work themselves. How cool is that?
I recently came across a book called To Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donohue and found a blessing titled For a New Position and I think it does such a beautiful job describing how we approach our work with our clients, our work with each other and what we’re looking forward to.
May your new work excite your heart,
Kindle in your mind a creativity
To journey beyond the old limits
Of all that has become wearisome.
May this work challenge you toward
New frontiers that will emerge
As you begin to approach them,
Calling forth from you the full force
And depth of your undiscovered gifts.
May the work fit the rhythms of your soul,
Enabling you to draw from the invisible
New ideas and a vision that will inspire you.
Remember to be kind
To those that work for you,
Endeavor to remain aware
Of the quiet world
That lives behind each face.
Be fair in your expectations,
Compassionate in your criticism.
May you have the grace of encouragement
To awaken the gift in the other’s heart,
Building in them for confidence
To follow the call of the gift.
May you come to know that work
Which emerges from the mind of love
Will have beauty and form.
May this new work be worthy
Of the energy of your heart
And the light of your thought.
May your work assume
A proper space in your life,
Instead of owning or using you.
Bringing you every day further
Into the wonder of your heart.
Does this blessing speak to you? Tell us why.