Today sees the end of the academic year, with still so much to do over the coming weeks in preparation for another.
My desk was covered in piles of work, with staff to interview, July payroll to be checked, negotiating leases and a myriad of other things to do.
So, as I reflect on the last year, it made me think about what makes people feel valued?
Good communication, listening, and having appreciation shown.
Quite often it is the simple things that can provide the biggest fillip; a thankyou for a job well done, to feel part of something, a smile and showing an interest.
So much can be achieved through common endeavour, seeing the bigger picture and the benefits that change and acceptance can bring.
I have a full diary over the next six weeks, both with work and socially I will enjoy time with family and friends, good food and wine. I hope the sun shines, and traffic is kind with journeys to be made.
I hope to find peace and joy to refresh me and to be ready to face the challenges that I will have to face.