Sometimes the most inspiration you receive comes from areas you wouldn’t expect it to, so I was surprised when I received some inspiration from a book I had to read for work.
In a nutshell the book is about mutual respect in the workplace, and how having respect for yourself and for others will not only make work more bearable but will increase productivity and satisfaction from patients and customers.
I would also like to define respect as I see it, I don’t see respect as admiration for something someone else accomplishes, I see respect as treating others the way you would want to be treated. If you don’t like people looking down on you don’t look down on others.
As I was reading this book I began to realize how something as small as doing your job to the best of your ability shows how much you care. If you came to my shop and I did everything I could to help you or get you what you wanted you would know that I care about you.
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically
I began to understand that helping others feel better is as simple as doing the best you can in whatever you are doing. When I do the best I can at laundry, or cooking, or cleaning, my family will know that I care about their well-being. This extends to every area of your life, your family, you job, and to your gardens.
I am not perfect at this and I need a lot of work myself, but if we really understood the meaning behind do your best then maybe we would take it more seriously and stop this trend of uncaring, unloving attitudes.
“An ecology of feeling leads us to a new ecological ethics that declares we should conserve nature not only because it is useful or because its complexity has an intrinsic value. We should protect other beings because we love them. We love them because we are a part of them, and even more, because they are part of us.” ~Spiritual Ecology
About Mimic Nature
Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids.
With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away.
So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature.
Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting.
I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family.
Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
Did you mention the name of the book? Did I miss it?
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No I don’t think I did mention the book, it’s called The Florence Prescription by Joe Tye. He is a motivational speaker that goes around to businesses. Sorry I forgot to mention that part of it, I did have it written down in the post but probably revised it and took it out. 🙂