Placing more value on our value
their lives richer.
Have you ever asked anyone around you what their greatest value is?
Or if they have a traditional family value that you should know about and stop to consider?
We live in hugely diverse multicultural communities now, of which values will play a leading role.
Religions and cultures aside, many will have a common thread with simple things such as enjoying meal times as a family, playing a team sport or doing regular volunteer work.
We don’t know until we ask. We should ask more often and make this a common part of the way we connect together as teams, communities and organisations.
After all, many companies run via a mantra or a motto, so why can’t an individual too?
We all have the capacity to do something worthwhile for ourselves and the greater good around us.
But too often we are placing our own worth in the hands of others.
Take time to consider what you value and how you value others.
The reverberation that follows will lead to an immense change in connectedness, self-worth and potentiality across our rural communities.
Mischa Clouston is a sheep, beef and deer farmer’s wife, and rural practice nurse in North Otago.