Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Feels something like summertime!

Remember when I said I wasn't going to complain about it being 100 degrees???  Well, I forgot what it felt like when it was only 12 degrees...100+ for the past week has brutal...and today is only the first day of summer..I think global warming is more than a urban legend! Al Gore may be right!

Smile: What did I smile about today?
I smiled that my housekeepers came today and that I came home to a lovely smelling home with clean sheets, clean floors and clean toilets!  It's the little things that bring a smile to this girl's face!

Celebrate:  What did I celebrate today?
I celebrate that I applied for a job today and got a phone interview tomorrow.  I have thought and prayed about this opportunity and feel really good about taking this next step. It's doing something a little different than I'm doing today and my role may change slightly, but I think I'm looking for the experience and excited about what I can learn from this.  I think it's a good step to take!  At least I hope it's a good step to take

Love:  What do I love?
Well...today I ran into someone in my office that got divorced about a year ago...he invited me to dinner tomorrow night, so we'll see what may happen there.  Going in with low expectations and see what may happen.  Not calling it a date...just dinner.
I also love my sister and so glad she's taking a big step toward healing from some recent hurts.  She has a rough couple of days ahead of her at Life Enrichment Boot Camp, but I think in the long run, she will have a fresh start and a fresh life!  I pray that this experience is what she needs to move forward!

For your viewing pleasure...in honor of Summertime--a message from my boys...

Thought for the day: You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.” -David Viscott

Monday, June 13, 2011

It's Championship Monday!

For the first time in franchise history the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA championship this year! Was a great series and very exciting to watch them beat the team that was predicted to win the whole thing in four games.  Mavericks win!

The interesting thing that everyone is speaking about isn't so much how great the players are (they are good, don't get me wrong), but how they worked as a team and got the job done.  They all picked up where one left off and got the job done.  Once again, teamwork is the key...a good management lesson for the day.

Smile:  What did I smile about today?
I smiled as I realized that I didn't need to go into the office and rolled over in my bed and decided to sleep in a little longer and work from home today....love that I can occasionally do that!

Celebrate:  What did I celebrate today?
I celebrate that I actually got several things crossed off my to-do list and feel like I got some things accomplished today..a feeling that I haven't had in a while

Love:  What do I love?
Besides reality TV?  I love my home.  It's not huge, not a mansion, but it's mine.  I love that it's comfortable, it's clean, it's safe, it's just big enough for me.  I love that I enjoy being here and appreciate the comforts it provides me.  I'm very blessed and very fortunate.  Thank you God!

Thought for the day:  "You're always alone, but your only lonely if you don't like the person you're alone with".  Wayne Dyer

Monday, June 6, 2011

Things are looking up!

I love when I drive to work and look up in the sky and see a scene like the picture above.  It brings me such peace and helps me realize the God is always with me and will take care of me. Sometimes you just have to look up (literally) to know that you are loved and surrounded by God's never ending grace!

Smile: What's made me smile?

Me and Bonnie took a trip to Arlington to the Great American Scrapbook Convention...aka nerdville.  It was a great day shopping for bargains and putting our creative hats on to help us get out of our heads, which our jobs require us to be so much of the time.  It was a great way to spend an afternoon with my BFF and lots and lots of paper products! Bon--I draw the line at matching bedazzled shirts..just sayin.

Celebrate:  What do I celebrate?
I have a meeting tomorrow with a potential new manager to find out about a job opening in her division.  I'm pursuing other job opportunities because I have come to the realization that I'm too stressed out, complaining too much and just not feeling like I'm fulfilled.  I have made the decision to make some changes to my situation and do something that I need to do to find that peace and happiness that I so long for.  So, I've started reaching out to my network to let them know that I'm available for pursuing some additional opportunities and have applied to some job postings.  I've been overwhelmed by the responses that I've gotten from my network who have said how excited they are to consider working with me closer.  That is a huge honor from some of these people and I'm quite blessed that my reputation, which I've worked so hard to create is strong and good within my organization.  Today, I also received a possible lead to a job that I applied for and hope to set up some time with the recruiter to discuss in more detail.  We'll see what happens, but I feel good that God is blessing me, he's answering my prayers and once again, he is taking care of me--I think I celebrate that the most!

I also celebrate that I was told by our Executive Vice President  that I did a good job presenting to the President of the Bank an overview of the Training Organization.  She's a tough cookie, so getting that compliment meant a lot! Whew!  I passed that test, was quite stressed out about it!

Love:  What do I love?
It takes so much effort for me to get to the gym, but once I do, I LOVE how I feel after working out.  It truly does help my stress and makes me feel so strong.  If I would only remember how I feel I'd do it more often...how quickly the mind forgets the good feeling and only remembers the pain!  Well..perhaps I'll start a new leaf and get myself back in the gym!  I so need to be there on a regular basis!  So desperately need to be there!

Thought for the day:  You become what you think about whether you like it or not-Wayne Dyer.   (That's why I'm looking for a new job...I'm becoming a complainer and I just don't want to be "that girl!")