Monthly Archives: December 2015

GO TEAM!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  One of my favorite statements (JILL-ISMS) is:  “TURTLE SLOW…BUT TURTLE STEADY!!!”  Yep, “THAT”…I AM, folks!!!  V-E-R-Y…”TURTLE SLOW” @ numberoneteam.net, but ALSO  V-E-R-Y  “TURTLE STEADY”!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I’d ALSO like to throw in:  “GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!” (Pppsssttt…another favorite!!!)  😉  “TEAM BUILDING”…has been THE MAJOR theme of this blog since, WAY BEFORE its conception…in my mind.  Oh yeah…”WAY”!!! 

I  found myself looking up at fluffy white clouds in a blue sky while driving to work on Mon., 12/28/15 when I SUDDENLY offered up my “SELF” to the Lord!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I DID, I DID, I DID, folks!!!  I prayed loudly, OUT LOUD(I SHOUTED!!!), for Him to take control of my LIFE and to use me as a means to “HELP” others find HOPE, LOVE and PEACE during their Journeys from “HERE TO THERE”.  AMEN.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  “TEAM BUILDING”…WITH GOD!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Yep, I felt a need to connect DEEPER.  To give my “SELF” to God.  To form a stronger “TEAM” bond WITH Him.  To just give Him TOTAL control…OF EVERYTHING!!!  EVERYTHING!!!

BAM!!!  I have fallen SHORT…already!!!  I have NOT relinquished  TOTAL control of EVERYTHING to God…YET!!!  That nasty-ole’ SATAN steps in so darn quickly…and easily!!!  OUCH!!!  I  allowed myself to do something I didn’t want to do!!! And then  felt HORRIBLE about it IMMEDIATELY!!!  :/  So, what did I do???  Come along, folks…

Ya see,  I ate a HUGE bowl of CHEESE-PUFFS Tues. night.  Shortly AFTER eating TOO much for dinner!!!   :/   No kidding, folks!!!  I ate WAY too many Cheese-puffs(shortly AFTER dinner)when I wasn’t EVEN hungry!!!    WHAT IS UP WITH THAT???!!!???!!!???  “BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD’S GREATER THAN YOU!!!” 

I truly believe that changing our views of things will “HELP” us to gain more control of the, otherwise, “UN-CONTROLLABLE”.  😉  Empowering ourselves with God’s presence, allowing His will to be done…NOT our own.  I guess I chose the previous over-eating example to display this concept’s simplistic nature.  It is, however, applicable to ALL situations…BIG AND SMALL!!!  VERY BIG…to very small.

I have been traveling along my LIFE’S JOURNEY for 51+ years now, folks.  Living and Learning at a “TURTLE SLOW” pace, but trudging  along ever-so “TURTLE STEADY”.  “THIS,” folks, is  MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I have offered my “SELF” up to the Lord!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

REVISITING THE “2015 CHALLENGE”

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  How’d ya do???  Ya’ll took the 2015 Challenge, published 2/24/15, to find GOOD in EVERYTHING, RIGHT???  I SURE HOPE YOU DID!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Well…I DID take the “2015 CHALLENGE,” but I think I can do…???…???…???…BETTER, folks!!!  I plan to keep on challenging my “SELF”… TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!!  (Yep, Buzz Lightyear-I have NO idea where “THAT” came from!!!)  :/   Sorry, now “THAT” distracted me!!!

BACK ON POINT:  I’d like to keep digging, folks.  “YOU READ IT RIGHT.”   I’m gonna keep Right-On digging through my daily piles of “STUFF” in order to discover, at least, ONE gold nugget of truth that CAN and WILL turn each “DIFFICULT” situation into a blessing…as intended by God.

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  KEEP THOSE BOOTS ON, folks!!!  ANOTHER NEW CHALLENGE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!!!  PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR:  “THE 2016 CHALLENGE”!!!  COMING SOON…  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

BEING KIND TO EVERYONE…

ALL THE TIME!!!  OUCH!!! MUST admit that I fall short when it comes to being kind to ALL people in EVERY situation…ALL THE TIME!!!  🙁  I DO “TRY,” but…I FAIL… over, And Over, AND OVER… again, And Again, AND AGAIN!!!  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  :/

“BEING KIND TO EVERYONE…ALL THE TIME” should NOT include dissing others in the process.  (Pppsssttt…the meaning of your unspoken words of apology cuts deeper than the meaning of your frivolous spoken words of damage control can ever heal.)

“THINK ABOUT IT!!!”  A tribute to my brother, Bob Goble.  R.I.P. 

PLEASE BE KIND FOLKS.  TO EVERYONE.  ALL THE TIME!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

THE MEANING OF “CHRIST”MAS

BAM!!!  Now, “THIS”  realization has been such a pleasant revelation as I sit and ponder through my life’s-worth of Christmas memories…with a SMILE on my face and in my HEART!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I canNOT tell a lie, folks:  Christmas was ALWAYS about the PRESENTS…”FOR” ME…UNDER THE TREE!!!    LOTS AND LOTS of presents.  Under the tree…“FOR” ME!!!  And the MORE presents (for ME)…the  MERRIER the Christmas(for EVERYONE)!!!  :/

It still kinda hurts to remember my “SELF” that way, but God has forgiven me and I am, SLOWLY, learning to “LET IT GO.  LET IT GO….”  YEP, STILL “TURTLE SLOW, BUT TURTLE STEADY” @ numberoneteam.net!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THE TURTLE  A-L-W-A-Y-S  WINS THE RACE, folks!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I’M A WINNER!!! 

Aaahhhhhh!!!  ANOTHER JINGLE, folks!!!  “I’m a winner.  He’s a winner.  She’s a winner.  We’re all winners.  Wouldn’t you like to be a winner too???  Be a Christian…to be a winner.” Yep, I sing those words to the tune of the Dr. Pepper jingle inside my own “SELF’S” mind!!!

Have I mentioned that I’m on a “JOURNEY,” folks???  Yep, I am on a  “SPIRITUAL JOURNEY”.  PRAISE JESUS!!!  And I FINALLY realize that Christmas is NOT about the presents under the tree waiting to be opened (by “ME”).  “CHRIST”MAS is about accepting “CHRIST”  into your heart and reaping the blessings He will bestow upon you as you travel along your “JOURNEY” through LIFE…from HERE-to-THERE.

F.Y.I., folks:  ETERNAL LIFE =  A FREE GIFT FROM GOD!!!  The question???  WILL YOU ACCEPT IT/”HIM”??? 

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

“RE-GIFTING”…

BAM!!!  “I”…ABSOLUTELY LOVE “THIS” IDEA, folks!!!  The idea…???…???…???…JUST popped up on FB and bopped me RIGHT UP-SIDE MY HEAD!!!  OUCH!!!  Thank-you, Pastor Walter, for sharing LUKE 2:20 as a means of “RE-GIFTING”.  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  Hhhmmm…”RE-GIFTING” Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Now, “THIS” gives me “CHILLS” and makes me think, Think, THINK…

“RE-GIFTING” = LUKE 2:20   “The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen.  It was just as the angel had told them.”  Now, “THIS” is the original meaning of “RE-GIFTING,” folks.

Sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ forward with ALL!!!  Jesus was born unto the virgin Mary.  He lived a PERFECT Life and suffered a horrible death as payment for ALL mans’ sins.  Not just his or hers.  Yours or mine.  BUT FOR ALL PEOPLE’S SINS…EVERYBODY… EVERYWHERE!!!  AND…??…???…???  THE PAYMENT WAS ACCEPTED!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

ALL SINS ARE FORGIVEN by the Father through His son, Jesus Christ.  ASK…Jesus to come into your Life.  ACCEPT…Him as your Lord and Savior.  REPENT… for ALL your sins.  DECIDE… to follow Jesus.  AND…YOU SHALL  BE FORGIVEN!!!  HALLELUIAH!!!

Now, soak it ALL in and ENJOY  the PEACE that accompanies you on your JOURNEY from “HERE-TO-THERE”!!!   I sure HOPE to see  you THERE… “ONE FINE DAY”!!!

BAM!!!  I don’t know about you, but “RE-GIFTING” just took on a whole new meaning…to “ME”.  I’ve got “CHILLS” (they’re multiplyin’)…AGAIN!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  SORRY, but it’s time for a jingle, “JILL’S JINGLE”!!!  :/  READY???  READY!!!  (Please join in and sing along to your own tune inside your own mind/world, folks!!!)  😉

“I’M SO HAPPY.  YOU’RE SO HAPPY.  WE’RE SO HAPPY.  SO HAPPY.  SO HAPPY!!!  WHY???  JESUS LOVES ME.  JESUS LOVES YOU.  JESUS LOVES US.  HE LOVES US.  SO MUCH!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

“IT IS WHAT IT IS”!!!

BAM!!!  I, SIMPLY, CANNOT BELIEVE THIS, folks!!!  Please come along… 😉  (Yep, we’re taking another “TRIP TO JILL’S WORLD,” folks!!!)  Ready or NOT…here we go, Go, GO…

Now, I do believe there is a previous post way back there…SOMEWHERE…in this blog with a list of my FAVORITE and  most frequently used phrases.  Hhhmmm… co-workers refer to those phrases as:  “JILL-ISMS”.  Hhhmmm…”IT IS WHAT IT IS” ranks at the top of that list, folks!!!

So, my daughter has been talking about these…???…???…???  “Alex & Ani” bracelets…FOREVER now!!!  I had NO idea what they were.  Hhhmmm…I went to a store, “Blue Water Diamonds,” here on the island  in St. Augustine Beach, FL.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  They sure had a wide variety of “Alex & Ani” bracelets available at this fine jewelry store.  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

I looked at EACH and EVERY SINGLE ONE!!!  YOU…are NOT gonna believe this!!!  GUESS  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “I”…could NOT believe it when I found an “Alex & Ani” bracelet with a charm that said…wait for it…I WAS SO EXCITED!!!  Now wait just a little longer…THE CHARM SAID…???…???…???…

“IT IS WHAT IT IS”!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  I told the saleslady to “SHUT-UP!!!”  I am NOT kidding, folks.  I REALLY did!!!  So…I had her take it out of the counter for me to look at and, BAM!!!  Yep, I bought this one…FOR “ME”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

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ALL sales reps AND customers were AMAZING!!!  (Pppsssttt…I think I may have been a tad-bit…???…???…???…“FLIGHTY” while there)  :/  I was on my way to work that morning, so  I was “JINGLE JILL,” loaded up and down with bells…ALL OVER MY “SELF”…jingling ALL the way…HEY!!!  😉

I had such fun explaining how I add at least 1 jingle bell to my “SELF” (head-to-toe) EVERY work day starting day 1, AFTER Thanksgiving Day!!!  (I was just there on Wed. 12/23/15, so I was REALLY jingling ALL the way, HEY!!!)  😉

I got so caught up in my “SELF” telling the story that  I almost walked OUT of that store without my credit card!!!  :/  AND…???…???…???…WE ALL CHUCKLED as I left the store…jingling ALL the way, HEY!!!  Even the Security Guard!!!

AND GET “THIS”…I ALSO received a SPECIAL mug FROM teammates at work, my “SISTERS IN CHRIST” as the name-tag stated (Cath and Jo).   I looked at the mug for a moment!!!  YOU…are NOT gonna believe this!!!  GUESS WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “I” could NOT believe what that SPECIAL mug said.  Wait for it…  😉  Yep, the coffee mug says:  “IT IS WHAT IT IS”!!!  BAM!!!   AND DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

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So…ALL I HAVE TO SAY RIGHT NOW…???…???…???

“IT IS WHAT IT IS”!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, 2015, to EVERYBODY…EVERYWHERE!!!

THE FINISHING TOUCH

Mon., 12/21/15, was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!  PRAISE JESUS!!!  Come along as I take you on, YET, another TRIP to “JILL’S WORLD”…  READY???  READY!!!

Okay, so I felt lousy for almost 2 FULL weeks, folks–emotionally lousy, physically lousy AND mentally lousy!!!  The “CRAZY” inner turmoil I allowed my “SELF” to carry around turned, almost, TOXIC!!!  And I became very sick-like.  OUCH!!!

I missed 2 weekends of church…in a row!!!  :/  “BACK OFF SATAN!!!”  ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!   I was suddenly STRUCK with an idea…RIGHT UPSIDE MY HEAD!!!  OUCH!!!  AND… I went straight into work  Mon., 12/21/15, and apologized to teammates.  Yep, I apologized to those teammates who may have experienced my negative behaviors and/or attitudes, such as venting/complaining and for my being emotionally, physically and mentally absent for a good portion of our Christmas party on Thurs., 12/17/15…DUE TO MY INNER, EMOTIONAL STRESS!!!

BAM!!!  THANK YOU, JESUS!!!  My mood picked back up.  I began singing “CHRIST”-mas carols in the hallways while I “jingled”…ALL THE WAY, HEY!!!  (Yep, “Jingle Jill” is in the house!!!)  AND…My head and chest congestion improved throughout the day!!!  I REALLY began feeling so, So, SO much better…IMMEDIATELY!!! 

“BACK OFF SATAN!!!  MY GOD IS GREATER THAN YOU!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

LETTING GO OF “INNER, EMOTIONAL TURMOIL”…

for better mental and physical health.  BAM!!!  “LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  The CRAZY “BUSY-NESS” (business): The additional time, money and patience needed to make it through the Holiday season is…???…???…??? STRESSFUL-to say the least!!!

“I”…have been stressed, folks.  “Work” issues.  “Personal” issues (physical, mental, emotional).  “LIFE” issues…are causing “HEALTH” issues.  I wanna SCREAM:  STOP:  “ASAP”!!! (Always Stop And Pray)  😉 

“Heavenly Father, I give ALL my inner turmoil unto You to handle FOR me so that I can relax and enjoy my FAVORITE time of the year…“CHRIST”MAS, to celebrate the birth day of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior.  Amen.”

Hhhmmm…I think I’m feeling better, physically, as I let go of my inner emotional turmoil.  Thank you, Jesus.  BAM!!!  Your GRACE is AMAZING“AMAZING GRACE”!!!  DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

“LET IT GO.  LET IT GO…” (Yep, I’m singing that Disney song to my “SELF”…inside my “SELF” 😉  

‘TIS THE SEASON, folks!!!  I do HOPE (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) you’re enjoying it.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN. 

 

YEAH “ME”!!!

WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Thank-you, Joel Osteen for reminding me to celebrate!!!  I am celebrating my “SELF” today despite the “DIFFICULT” day I survived…JUST YESTERDAY, 12/17/15!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Yep, I had a “DIFFICULT” day, folks.  I did NOT handle yesterday’s stressors in the BEST fashion, however, I did NOT take my frustrations out on others, DIRECTLY!!!  Thank you, Jesus.  And Thank you, Joel Osteen for reminding me, via your televised program last evening, to celebrate those things I did that were “GOOD”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

 In taking Joel Osteen’s point further I also realize that “GOOD” according to “MY” standards from my position will never be good enough for certain teammates according to “THEIR” standards from their positions.  I am, however, taking Joel’s advice and celebrating “MY” good by my “SELF” in silence…with God.  😉         

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.