As a contractor, we experience the seasons in very drastic ways. The buzz of Spring, the heat of the Summer, the gathering in the Fall and the calmness of Winter. Spring and Summer are considered our main work seasons in which customers call with new projects, eager for change after a cold winter. Just like us.
Throughout the season we install new water features and we hope our new clients understand why we have such a passion for owning water features.
This morning I walked outside, right beside my pond and paused. The sound of water made me pause. I find myself wondering how our customers feel about their own features in the winter? While landscapes drop the green luster of shrubs and the bursts of color from perennials, there also seems to be change in the water during the cold months. I pause to watch the water move around the rocks. The water moves yet there is a stillness in the pond. The calmness of winter that I mentioned earlier gives me a sense of peace in my soul.
It takes moments like this to remind me to live in the moment and appreciate all that God has given me. My family. My friends. My ability to work. My passions. As a business owner, I am constantly looking forward, making sure jobs are lined up, employees are prepared, etc. so I am thankful for reminders like these to bring me back to the present.
Each season is special and unique. And in each season, there are reminders to focus on what you believe is truly important in life. I hope all our customers...all people for that matter, take the time to live in the moment and appreciate what this season holds. Whether that is by their pond or waterfall or just by spending quality time with loved ones.
"There is no season such delight can bring, As summer, autumn, winter, and the spring." ~William Browne (b.1591)
Cody Gilstrap, owner