#423: My Boss is Back

I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that my boss broke his ankle and has been out from work. Well today was his first day back, and let me tell you everyone in the department was glad to see him! The whole atmosphere today felt different, not that it was bad while he was gone, it was just different today and better than it has been. Everyone did their jobs well while he was gone, and many people went above and beyond their job descriptions, but I think we were all ready for him to come back so we could go back to normal.

#423: Thank you Lord that my boss is back at work, so we can go back to normal. Thank you that he is healing from his injury and help continue to heal.

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#422: My New Coat

I’ve had the same winter coat for the past several years. It’s wool with a fur lined hood, and while it’s good for cold weather, last year when we got a lot of snow and the temperature dipped down really low it wasn’t always enough. So I’ve been on the lookout for a new one, and last Saturday I found a really nice true winter coat that I could feel comfortable wearing in snow and really cold weather for over half off. I must say I got it just in time! While last weekend was fairly warm for February the week that followed, weekend and this week have been FREEZING on top of snow. But my new coat is perfect for this weather and I haven’t been nearly as cold as I thought I might get. I’m so grateful to have it!

#422: Thank you Lord for my new coat. Thank you that I found it just in time for this cold weather and that it keeps me nice and warm.

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#421: Other People’s Points of View

BJ is woman who attended the church where I grew up, and let me just say she was an interesting character. She had a quirky personality that often rubbed me the wrong way. But sadly the main thing I remember about her is that she was a hoarder. We helped her move years ago and I remember her house being filled with boxes, papers, stuff, etc. that she never used and had no reason to keep. Even her car was completely filled with junk. She also went to school and got numerous degrees, but never worked and used them. She would come to the church and ask for financial help instead of going out and getting a job to use that education. I can honestly say I have a VERY hard time thinking of anything positive to say about her.

This week BJ’s house caught on fire and she died in the fire, and from the news report I saw it seems the main reason the fire department was unable to get to her in time was because of all the stuff in her house. It really is a sad story. But, what surprised me was seeing the positive things a few people on Facebook said about her. Someone said they were impressed how she went to school to fulfill her dreams, while someone else told the story of how she came to a black church to hear them sing their first solo in 30 years. These shed some new light on this woman for me, I’m glad that she was able to touch a few people’s lives.

It’s always interesting to hear someone else’s point of view on something, especially if you see it as something negative. While you might not agree with them, they may give you insight into a situation that you never had before. I like to get others opinions when I can on different subjects.

#421: Thank you Lord that not we don’t all have the same opinion on every topic. Our own opinion may not be the right one, and with others help we can get different idea, and see it in a different light.

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#420: Leads at Work

At my job each supervisor has a lead under them to make their job easier, and help them employees in the department. My department has three supervisors and three leads and I’m grateful for each of the leads, (because they’re awesome!) for different reasons. “J” is my direct lead and she’s had to take on a lot more responsibility recently because my supervisor broke his ankle a couple of weeks ago and is out for a while. She’s doing a great job, and I know it can’t be easy for her, but I’m grateful to have her in his absence. “F” is what I like to call the tech guru of the department. Whenever I’m having a computer problem I know I can take it to him and he can most likely fix it, or help me find a way to work around it. I like to jokingly say that he has “the magic touch” when it comes to computers. I don’t have as much contact with “E” as the other leads but when I do need him he’s always willing to help me.

#420: Thank you Lord for the leads at work. They make the supervisors’ jobs so much easier and are so helpful to the rest of us!

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