Dear PPMA friends

2020 is half way done. But it feels like we have lived multiple lifetimes. And we definitely have not had enough time to come to terms with those lifetimes, what they mean to us and how they will shape us.

We’ve been busy on webinars, conference rescheduling and planning, blogs, resource hub development and plenty more besides. And our blogs have focused on some difficult, emotionally challenging, ‘big issues’. It’s safe to say that there’ll be more of these in the last half of the year.

But for this week it’s a time just to pause and say thank you. To all of you. Our wonderful members, Sponsors, Partners and of course the amazing PPMA HQ team.

I found a poem but sadly I don’t have a name that I can attribute it to. But I love it.

It’s from me to you. It’s reflective of my experience of many of you. But more importantly it reflects so much of what I have heard leaders and colleagues say about their own HR & OD colleagues during these very strange times.

We are so often the people that our colleagues come to when they need support, to share, to be encouraged and to be heard. We don’t hear that enough in all of the tumult about policy, transformation, strategy etc.

So, from me a heartfelt ‘Thank You’.

How Can I Say It?

How can I say
how grateful I am of you?
Your kindness and thoughtfulness
is in everything you do.
You make me smile when I am down,
and brighten each and every day.
I will always hold you in my heart,
as we travel down life’s way.
If you ever need me,
I’ll be there when you call.
To hold your hand as you’ve held mine,
and catch you if you fall.

Go safely.