Let’s take a journey down to the beach where it’s summertime and Thomas, a young man who has recently become a father, is teaching his son how to walk along the sand. The songbirds are larking, other families are building sandcastles nearby, and Thomas’s girlfriend, Diana, just failed to watch her son walk for the first time because, after having panic attacks all day, she is busily using a planner app on her phone to plan her future and get her life in order.
The Importance of Satisfaction In Your Workplace: From Your Local Moss Cleaner
No matter which job in the world you have, you’re producing something, a service, a product, something, or else no one would be paying you. Whether it’s a burger and a smile or a quick and efficient power washing service, it’s something that affects the civilization you live in permanently, something that may have more impact than you or anyone can possibly realize, like the domino effect of a single smile for instance, and the first step to getting satisfaction from the simplest of jobs is seeing and noticing these difference that you’re making in the world. And to improve your satisfaction you must actively want to put more value into the area you live in. As a commercial gutter cleaner, window cleaner and moss removal expert, I get to travel around Victoria BC and all of Vancouver Island adding cleanliness to people’s homes by scrubbing the moss off of their rooftops and giving their windows what I believe is the best window washing service in Victoria. Victoria gutter cleaning and window washing is one of those hard jobs that’s easy to complain about if you’re failing to notice the impact you’re making. After roof demossing for affordable prices all day, and climbing down the ladder with a sore back, I never grouch because a week from now I can walk past this house and say, “Hey, I did that pressure washing service.” Or, “Hey, I did that good window cleaning service.” And the difference I made is for everyone who walks down that road, not just me. After giving a no obligation free estimate to a new client, I go out with the professional team smiling because doing top performance pressure washing services for the best prices all day is, in my mind, so satisfying! Think of your job and what service you provide. Whether it’s pressure washing moss out of the crack in a brick driveway in Oak Bay or cheap gutter cleaning in Langford, if you’re thinking about just the money and your time rather than the actual spot free driveway and perfectly clean gutter system service you did, then of course you’re going to grouch because that work is tough. If you still don’t understand why I love my job so much, just let me list some of the beautiful things you see every day that you take for granted:
- Brightly clean sidewalks with oil stains removed
- Rooftops that are clean, reflecting the rays of the sun
- Washed office building windows
- A friendly moss removal company truck that lets you pass into the lane of traffic when no other car would
- Smiles from the people in their homes, gazing out of their spotless windows
And after providing all that to the city everyday the satisfaction is so overwhelming that I just want to go out and wash more windows and clean more gutters. As a roof moss removal company it’s sad to see people who do so much good for their city being so sad at work. For example, a customer who needed swift and low cost roof cleaning and de-mossing, a very kind lady, I won’t mention her name, told us a story of the last cheap gutter cleaners she hired and how sad they were to be working for her. Even though they did an excellent job and left their client pleased, they failed to see the beauty in their own results, had only come for the money and to them it was just another job that needed to be done. Nothing more. Tsk. Tsk. What a shame. The same thing goes for people who flip burgers. The happiest person I know flips burgers all day and he makes roughly 400 people in Victoria smile on a daily basis. Just imagine how much of a domino effect that one man is making with all those smiles. I met him when I was window washing in downtown Victoria. He asked me what it’s like to be a window washer. First I told him I’m actually mostly a roof cleaner and moss cleaner, but it’s all the same, I said. It’s all so satisfying. And it was actually meeting him that gave me the motivation to write this post. Not knowing where I could share my joy, I reached out to this blog and the admins are super grateful. If you want to write a post for this awesome website then click here to go to their contact page. Thank you for reading and I hope you remember to remember the greatness you’re providing.
You see an old couple holding hands, walking in the park and the first thing that you think about is – I want that too, but do you really? Do you know what it feels like to see someone you love slowly fade away right before your eye? When I see an old couple trying to keep their balance, holding on to each other for support, because their tired shaking bodies can no longer keep them upright, I don’t envy them. Instead, they become a mirror image of all my fears and realization that no matter what I do, I can only be with my wife for as long as my body will allow it. It reminds me of how limited our time is together.
They say growing old together is a privilege that is not given to many. Why? Is it not enough that our time here is already limited? Now we even have to worry if we can even get there? This is how I used to think. It was only now, that I began to realize the point of it all.
The problem is, you think you have time – Gautama Buddha
The farmer’s daughter is one title that stuck with me better than my own name growing up. It’s what I’m known for having a considerable patch of land that’s been cultivated since the time of my grandfather. It’s almost like a fairy tale, growing up in 77 acres of land with no siblings other than the creatures of a horse farm.
I remember watching Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty talking with the birds and other creatures. As a young girl, it has always fascinated me. But contrary to the life of these princesses, I’ve always taken the outdoors as my playground. Riding, bathing and feeding horses has been my life ever since I can remember, and this gives me no reason to live otherwise.
I am what I am because of my upbringing as a farmer’s daughter. Tending a horse farm is tedious work. It requires discipline, diligence, commitment and so much energy. We start early and end late. Vacations, holidays, and rest days are limited. Farm work leaves very little room for one’s self.
Although everyday is the same as the previous ones, the life in the farm will teach you the nuances of the weather, animal behavior and the earth. It makes you one with nature and makes you live according to nature’s rhythm. Since we deal with live creatures, we’re constantly at the mercy of their whims. It’s a struggle, unless you get a feel for their language.
The land on which the horses run has to be tended too. I work with big machines to make maintenance easier. I also ensure the barns are well-kept and free from anything that can get in the way of our horses’ comfort. I keep humidity, temperature and other conditions at healthy levels to keep our horses safe and secure from harm.
As the farmer’s daughter, my dad taught me the proper attitudes and values to maintain our livelihood. I am fortunate that all I have to do is to take in the learning, take in the knowledge, and take in the skills directly from my dad’s arsenal of horse tending and farming expertise. When the time comes to inherit my father’s land, my dad’s work will be manifested in mine.
There is a link here for those who wish to listen, I love this song…
The Horse Ride of My Life
Coming into my own as a farm girl would come naturally, being exposed to this work my whole life. But each day still gives me something new to learn. Although my dad is nearing the ripe old age of 90, he still has my back until now in most farm work I do.
Many farms are most likely grappling with the same issues I am dealing with in maintaining farms sustainably without the use of chemical pesticides. The organic treatment, which is what we have always embraced in our farm, is still what I find ethical. It’s just a pity how some people tend to bend the rules for the sake of protecting their profits at the expense of the animals’ welfare. In the long run, healthy livestock will still bring you the best value.
Central to my work as a farm girl is riding the horses. It would look like a workout for them, but it is for me, too. Everyday before I take a ride, I warm up my hamstring and quadriceps to condition my muscles for at least 30 minutes of horse back riding or jogging around the paddock. I also groom the horses quickly with a brush all over their shoulder, arm and back.
The simple life of a farm girl is far from your normal understanding of “simple”. The physical labor that goes into a day’s work did not only take a lifetime but generations to cultivate. As my dad’s work is being passed on to me, I aim to do the best I can to live up to the standards that kept our farm protected for many lifetimes.
Blessings to all.
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