A couple of weekends ago, my wife Dawn and myself were in Grand Rapids, Michigan to visit my parents. The occasion was my dad’s 80th birthday. We had a great time. We went with them to my father’s “cousins” reunion and then to Chicago to visit my sister.
It reminded me how grateful I am to have to have wonderful parents that gave me a childhood that few people enjoy. The positive influence that they have had on my life will continue for the rest of my life. I thought about Edith Schaeffer’s biography named “The Tapestry”. She makes the point that our lives are a living tapestry that God is weaving.
I believe that God used my parents to set the “warp” (the base thread of a weaving) of my life. Other people and experiences have since then are the weft (the cross threads) of the tapestry, combining with the warp to create the picture that is my life. Our lives become a picture of the threads that are our experiences. Each individual thread contributes to overall color and beauty of the work in process.
I think businesses are the same. When someone looks at or works with a business, what is the tapestry that they see? The business owner sets the warp of the design, the base, the pattern, the image he (or she) is trying to build. He uses suppliers, customers, employees and the community as the weft to develop the tapestry.
I love the concept of a business as a tapestry. As I work on relationships with vendors, customers, employees and my community, I am trying to be aware that each of these have an impact on the tapestry that we are weaving. There are some thread in our tapestry that may need some attention. Either they are not contributing to the picture or worse yet, they may be creating an image that we don’t want.
I hope that you consider McDonald Containers as an important thread in the tapestry that you are weaving, if you are one of our customers. We are working hard to make sure that our thread in your tapestry is not one that you feel needs to be removed.
We would welcome some feedback about your thoughts. How can we be a brighter thread in your tapestry? Are we contributing or distracting from the image that you are creating in your tapestry?If you’re not a customer, do you have a thread that needs replacing? We would love to take to you about cremation containers and shipping trays. Visit us at www.mcdonaldcontainers.com, or call us at 800-333-0128, or leave a comment with this blog entry!!
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