Wednesday is Ella Day.
Which is when Christine and I get to be grandparents to a beautiful, clever, full-of-fun 20-month-old.
It’s exhausting and completely delightful.
Yesterday, Christine thought we should make windmills.
Pens, paper, crayons, glue, straws etc. filled the table and we created world class paper windmills.
Last night, I was hosting one of my regular TEAM17 group coaching sessions and ended up showing off my windmill creation (it was brilliant!).
Something struck me. The blessing, ‘May the wind be at your back! ’ wouldn’t work for windmills.
Windmills only work when they face the wind.
A windmill doesn’t want the wind at its back.
I think you are designed in the same way.
Having the wind at your back may feel fine in the moment – but longer term?
Rather than creating energy, developing steadfastness and gaining strength, you’d just be carried along wistfully…
And then you’d have to get back.
From which direction do you want your wind?
As always, I love to know your thoughts; please leave them below.