Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Appreciation

***We all need that. Great piece from Focus on the Family':

Give a verbal compliment (Say, “Thanks for…”; tell them, “I’m glad you are part of the team”).
Write an email (“I just wanted to let you know…”; “it is really helpful to me when you…”).
Stop by and see how your colleague is doing. Spend a few minutes just chatting and checking in on them.
Do something with your coworkers, like eating together.
Do a small task for someone spontaneously (hold open the door, offer to carry something).
Stop by their workspace and see if they need any help getting something done.
Buy them coffee, a drink, a snack or dessert.
Get them a magazine related to an area of interest they have.
Give them a high five when they have completed a task (especially one that has been challenging or that they have been working on awhile ).
Greet your colleague warmly. Say something like, “It’s good to see you!” or “How is your day going?”


***Olympic medal count.

***Nancy Pelosi just can't help herself. This woman was Speaker of the House? C'mon, America.

Nancy Pelosi just can't help herself. Yesterday during an event in Florida, Pelosi moved away from the typical "Republicans want to kill granny" argument to "Republicans are the E. Coli club." E. Coli, if you aren't familiar, is a form of bacteria that can be deadly. Why the comparison? Pelosi was trying to argue that the Republican plan to cut spending and reign in government waste will result in no food safety standards, for seniors in particular.
"This is the E. coli club,” Pelosi said of the Republicans. “They don’t want to spend the money to do that. Bless their hearts, it’s the philosophy that the Republicans in Congress have.”

What a blithering idiot.

***Marvin Hamlisch, RIP.

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***The truth about the economy. Do not ever believe what you hear in the mainstream media. They are in Obama's hip pocket.

***From InspireMe:


The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small,  uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.

The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger. "God, how could you do this to me!" he cried. Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going badly. But we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground--it just may be a smoke signal that summons The Grace of God.


***Peace...



***Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.  ~Satchel Paige, 1974

***Have a great day!
 

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