Thursday, September 20, 2007

work, love, growth...you know LIFE

so I am finally done with the Training of Trainers part 2 that took place from Monday to Wednesday in Zion, IL...

let me tell you, this place was RIGHT Lake Michigan and I had a view from my room of the lake (which from what i saw, looked like the ocean) and that was my saving grace...i actually walked on the beach and participated in a "barn fire" (CLEARLY I don't know if that's the correct term-but you know those fires on the beach) with my co-workers, this was of course AFTER I dipped off to have dinner with my aunt and uncle who live about 20 minutes from the resort...

that sometimes, as much as you plan and plan, some thing can and will go wrong, but how YOU handle it, will determine how everyone else VIEWS it...

i learned a lot about myself, like i can honestly handle a lot of stress, that some folks will love you and others ehhh not so much

but that its OK...as long as you respect me we can get along...when you don't, I'll won't get angry

I may vent, but its not in me to judge or even let that type of thing get to me...I am clearly aware of the fact that i am a glorious work in progress, and i can only control my thoughts, my actions and reactions...so its up to me to just do what i know in my heart and spirit tell me to do and that is live in love

love-sometimes the very thing that you want to work out, doesn't work out how you THINK it is going to, and a lot of times you have others around saying things, but you have to follow your own heart and you pray and you meditate and you watch, listen and see...the person may surprise you and say to you "you have surprised me...i appreciate you...i love you" OR when you least expect it you get a hella funny voice mail or you are made to smile because they can "hear it in your voice...you need me to make you laugh and smile"
its a beautiful thing fo sho...

growing as a person, continuing to come into her own is a definite experience...its a blessing though...i learned something about myself, JUST today as a matter a fact, I don't hold grudges...a year or so ago i was in a miserable position, HATING to go to work everyday, everyday...it was horrible...and it was because the EA made it that way...when i resigned i let the VP know that...

well today she reached out to me on IM, and apologized...i informed her that no apology was necessary that GOD moves in peoples lives for various reasons that i was where HE wanted me to be and that i was growing, happy and good...

and right there was a lesson...she learned something but as did i...and knowing what a REAL working nightmare is really like, leaving work crying and stressed, i can deal with "logistical nightmares" i can deal with slight attitudes...

i guess what i am trying to say is Life isn't always easy, but its good...you just have to take the time to keep smiling and keep trying...so there...
So i'll leave you with this

Harmony
Harmony does not mean that everyone is in agreement. It means that no one is attempting to force his or her opinions on others.

Harmony does not mean that everyone is the same. It means that everyone respects and tolerates and even celebrates the differences that give so much richness to life.

Harmony is not ever achieved by brute force. Harmony is reached when every individual understands, on his or her own terms, that it is by far the most effective way to live.

Harmony does not come about through intimidation or scolding or threats of punishment.

Harmony is reached through understanding.

Harmony cannot exist where people are interested only in what they can take. Harmony is built through giving.

Harmony comes not by giving in or by being weak or by surrendering one's most treasured principles, or by the cowardly attempt to control others. Harmony is the domain of those who are confident enough in their own lives to allow others to peacefully flourish.
-- Ralph Marston

5 comments:

MysTery said...

Good post girl. Glad to know you are growing. Makes me reflect on my own life. Nice piece at the end!!!

Ananda said...

Beautiful words. Thanks for stopping by my page. Peace, Ananda

B_More BAP Life said...

Ralph Marston is the truth!! Hope you are having a beautiful week!!

T.C. said...

@mystery-growth is a definite you know

@ananda-thank you...oh you are a regular spot

@autumn-isn't he though! life is life, so let's enjoy it

Ms. Confessions said...

This post put a smile on my face.
How refreshing!!!