Handmade paper cones – flowers and greens from the garden – secretly hanging them on the doors of friends and neighbors. May Day baskets are a tradition of delight for both the giver and the receiver, a tradition that’s largely gone by the wayside these days.
It’s a tradition that’s also easy to miss in a world of work filled with deadlines, obligations, and just plain getting it done.
Particularly since the work of nonprofit organizations is meant to make the world a better place, what if we changed our focus and took a moment at the beginning of every project to put service, sharing and delight first?
It might just change the process and the outcome for the better.