i was asked this by a fellow blogger and it got me thinking...
my first reaction (being honest here) was a bit of a shudder. I did a 4 year business degree and the words 'mission statement' came up A LOT.....
Something we had to create for every assignment, scrap paper and visit to the shop (it felt like) so i would say that i had thought my out loud response would be i steer 'away' from mission statements. But then i looked around and thought...er....ummmm...maybe i don't.
We have these words in our kitchen/diner:
and whilst i wouldn't say it was a 'mission statement' as the kids are learning to read and i have heard them suddently notice it and read it, it sounds right, like its a truth that they should have in their environment every day..soaking into their sub conscious..and hopefully instilling in them that having it all sorted isnt as important as the value of their family.
Then i thought of this..and this is so special to me that I have it as my screen saver of my mac, where i do most of my photo editing and blogging. So i spend a good deal of time here. I saw it initially and thought it was a cool kids thing but i like it all the more, the more often i see it, whenever my mac sleeps....because really as adults we need to be reminded of so much of what is here..especially the 'chew and swallow' bit. bwahaha
and rather superficially id like to have the room too..i bet there is a stonking great window behind that chair with an incredible sea view, a terrace and a table with a cold glass of vino on it with my name on it.
Now ive shown you mine, will you show me yours?