Sharing

Following on from last weeks post on sense I’ve chosen to write this week about sharing.

The theme for this week came to me during the latest week of homeschooling with our little girl, Jess.

As I try to get to grips with being daddy and ‘Mr Weigh’, I’ve enjoyed listening to Jess and learning (myself) how her teachers do certain things at school.

Miss Smith and Mrs Jackson are wonderful teachers and I hope in a small way, I’ve been able to add to their sharing of learning during this time.

In Jess’s class, they have a phrase that Emma reminded me of this morning;

Put your hand in the air if you care to share.

Such a beautiful phrase.

Gets you thinking, doesn’t it?

For me, the emphasis is not only on sharing, but also caring.

Sharing

A reminder that sharing is;

use, occupy, or enjoy (something) jointly with another or others.

Like me, you will have seen a number of instances of this over the last 6 weeks.

  • FaceTime or Zoom calls with family or work colleagues
  • PE with Joe Wicks (every weekday morning)
  • (Top 10) Music & Films that have had an impact on people
  • Family jigsaws being dusted down
  • Shopping for a neighbour
  • Clapping our NHS staff and key workers
  • Sitting down together at mealtimes
  • Walking (or exercising) as a family
  • Webinars, Podcasts and communities coming together virtually

On the whole, it’s been a joy to see, hear and to be part of.

There have though, been times when I’ve just wanted to ‘switch off’ or ‘zone out’ or just do nothing.

Energy in versus energy out

Sharing doesn’t come naturally or easy to some.

And it takes energy to get involved with the things above (and the many more examples that you have when it comes to sharing).

You’re likely to know (already) what activities or tasks are taking your energy each day.

You may be less aware of who or what is giving you energy back.

Sharing can be caring and vice versa.

As Ian Braid shared during our conversation;

Take and give care

If we want to be able to care and share with others, we have to take good care of ourselves first.

I try to practise self care each day, so that I can then take care of others.

Different perspectives

Choosing where my energy goes and who I have conversations with has become more important during this time

Amongst the noise happening around us, there are some great people and communities who are sharing energy in abundance right now.

I feel blessed to have them in my life and I am grateful as always.

I want to conclude this week by sharing one more time;

Put your hand in the air if you care to share.

If want to reach out, please get in touch via any of the social media channels or through the website.

Stay safe, big love x

*Note to self is a collection of thoughts that I’m sharing during this time to help me make sense of now.*

PS. Now to find the address of Kirsty Mac, as I promised to send her a jigsaw!!

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