Monday, August 30, 2010

Staff

Things have been really exhausting, more exhausting than my normal exhausting, at work lately. I've had to make some really tough decisions and take a lot of grief from our membership and some staff for those decisions. Needless to say, it's difficult for me to motivate myself to go into work everyday and be the example and leader that I need to be. I feel a little bit like those people slumped in the chairs.


However, one of my staff members today, who many have found to be difficult and a little negative, came up to me and thanked me for everything that I had been doing lately. She said it was really nice to see and she really appreciated what I was doing and it was helping her deal with everything. It was really nice to hear and it's the little things like that, that make me able to keep getting up in the morning, and do what I do.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gratitude

As hectic as my life is, it is almost impossible for me to blog. Besides the fact that I wonder what everyone would want to hear about in my life. Would you all like a picture of the textbook I'm studying or a picture of some of the spreadsheets I'm working on at work?

However, I have a lot to be grateful for, especially this weekend.First my 84 year-old Grandma had her appendix taken out this weekend with no complications. The lady is extremely healthy for her age and I'm grateful that she gets to stick around for a little while longer.

(This is a really bad picture of me but I couldn't find another one of my grandma. She doesn't like to have her picture taken)

Second, Daniel and Miriam welcomed their 3rd child into this world, again with no complications. I'm so happy for them! He is such a beautiful boy!


Third, Christopher, my brother-in-law, returned home from another deployment, safe. I am so grateful for the work he does for our country and I'm glad that he is home safe with his girls again.