Monthly archives "December 2013"

A helpful end to a crazy year

Thursday 19th will be our final delivery for 2013 as we close for the holidays after a crazy year. There’ll be no deliveries on the 26th of December, or the 2nd and 9th of January, and our first delivery of 2014 (yes, 2014!) will be on January the 16th.

“Much-needed break” doesn’t begin to describe it. Our truck and fridges were stolen not that long ago, with our own truck among those used to load our fridges in what was a well-planned inside job, and which has made our logistics even more challenging than usual.

A number of us have also had deaths among those close to us, and of course we’ve all been affected in some way by the death this week of Nelson Mandela. It’s been interesting to hear the varied responses to his passing. A true leader is not the omnipotent, decisive figure so often portrayed in the media, but rather one who humbly awakens us to our own potential. Even in death, Nelson Mandela has rekindled in many a desire to contribute, and to ask how we can help.

“Is this helpful” is a question I’ve been asking myself as often as I can remember recently. Usually the answer is, humblingly, “no, just the opposite”, but when I’m aware enough to ask the question it’s powerfully transformative, whatever the situation. And here it is, happening on a national scale.

Have a blissful and blessed break,
Ian and the Ethical team

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