Today, I got reminded why I’m doing what we’re doing..
Its a mix of emotions i guess…
I was at a shoot today and my love tank was filled.We were on our last set and you could feel the joy and love from the couple. and a fast flash back came before me…the first time I received an enquiry, our email trails, discussions, meet up, until the very moment as to where we stood. Seeing the love in the eyes and how they enjoyed what they were doing was enoughit was a confirmation that everything will be alright
then I received sad news…
that someone didnt like it that we are delayed in our response. my deepest apologies, as it is not our intention to abandon. Its something I need to learn…to answer calls and check emails during shoots… maybe to be more of a multi multi tasker? there are times when I compartmentalize situations…whenever am at a shoot, i tend to forget things and my efforts are on the said matter.
The tyranny of the urgent
Dont let the urgent take the place of the important in your life.
Oh, the urgent will really fight, claw and scream for attention.
It will plead for our time
and even make us think we’ve done the right thing by calming its nerves
but the tragedy of all is this:
while you and I are putting out the fires of the urgent (an everyday affair)
the important was again left in a holding pattern.
and interestingly, the important, neither noisy nor demanding,
unlike the urgent,
is patiently and quietly waits for us to realize its significance
– Charles Swindoll
This leaves me to think and shift my attention to the important and set aside the urgent. Am thinking of possible solutions; closing on July and August new impromptu inquiries maybe?
with having a family in mind, and being a dutiful wife…oh so many things…i need to stop and list down my priorities.
and not accept no matter the pleading for a rush shoot, despite providing the concept the day after the questionnaires were submitted, given only 5 days left for shoot proper, rushed to have everything ready and prepared… miscoms happened.
Moments like these, i stop and check if i have given my very best. the best i can give… sometimes the answer is yes but disappointments happen…no i choose not that word…and change it to stages of learning
so i take a deep breathe and tell myself…”in a few hours the sun will shine again”
23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism. Colossians 3:23-25