Internationally-renowned author and business guru Seth Godin has a post on his blog today encouraging people to quilt instead of quitting! Of course he means it figuratively - here's what he says:
When you've had enough, can't tolerate your job any longer and are ready to quit, perhaps you could try one last thing.
You've got nothing to lose, right? I mean, you're going to quit anyway, so what's the worst that could happen to you?
So quilt. Spend hours every day integrating the people you work with into a cohesive group. Weave in your customers as well. Take every scrap, even the people you don't like, and sew them together.
This analogy of quilting and relationships sinks in with me because I appreciate the intricate work required to put together a quilt. Our relationships are just like the quilts we make - we have some new friends and some old friends; some seemingly-small and insignificant relationships and some all-consuming relationships, but all of these connections are an integral part of our lives and we should treat them with care and diligence. We, as quilters, do this literally with fabric over and over again, so this is a great reminder to me that taking such care in my relationships - whether they're coworkers, friends, family members, or seemingly-random encounters with strangers. It may come down to scrapping it all (be it an actual quilt or even some relationships) in the future, but what do you have to lose by giving it a go? As Seth says at the end of his article, "Careful ... it might change everything."
Get literal and figurative at the same time - plan your next quilt now! Make something like this ...
... with the Flock block!