UGH!!! “IT’S TRUE,” folks!!! I canNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!! “THIS”…???…???…???… IS A TRUE STORY…taken STRAIGHT from the pages of DAILY LIFE here in “JILL’S WORLD”!!! Come along, folks. AND BUCKLE UP!!! WE’RE HEADING IN!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
Now, I K-N-E-W…I was entering a “CRAZY” zone, “The Jill-Zone,” on that Wednesday, 9/27/17. I KNEW IT!!! IMMEDIATELY…as I awoke to the word, “PRIORITIZING” running through my mind. :/ With red, white and blue tennis shoes on!!! :/ :/ (GO TEAM NIKE’ !!!) Hhhmmm…thus evolved the previous post entitled, “PRIORITY #1,” with a little added “HELP” from my friend, Kevin. THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!
Oh yes, I carried on to work that particular day with such passion in my heart, mind and soul. And “ON” my face, as well!!! NO KIDDING, folks. I was consciously aware of that strange and DIFFERENT feeling of “warmth” in my face prior to leaving the house that morning. Oh yes, “SOMETHING” within me was on “FIRE”…
The notion that some Americans may actually LOVE the American flag MORE than they love Jesus BECAME THAT DAY’S “MISSION” for me to bring its darkness into The Light. OUCH. “SURPRISE!!!” This “silly” notion struck a few TEAMMATES as, perhaps, “OFFENSIVE,” or “DIFFICULT” to face. The rest of that ENTIRE day went “SOUTH”!!! With one “DIFFICULT” situation occurring after another. And Another. AND ANOTHER!!! 🙁
Hhhmmm…it has been a LONG while (for me) without “CONTROVERSY”…in the workplace. I was so, So, SO VERY pleased to “FEEL” the difference in my reaction to that morning’s unfoldings, the “CONTROVERSY,” between TEAM-BLUE-MATES!!! Co-workers even commented on the redness of my burning face. The passion I was feeling that morning was somehow “DIFFERENT” than I had ever experienced before, my friends. I was NOT angry…at ALL. The “FIRE” within me was being fueled by a passion for Christ. I WAS COMPLETELY AMAZED to actually “FEEL” and experience the difference between a passion fueled by anger and a passion fueled by LOVE!!! THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!
LOVING passion FEELS DIFFERENT than HATEFUL, or ANGRY passion. And their end results are “DIFFERENT,” as well. AND I ACTUALLT FELT THE DIFFERENCE!!! WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!
I do LOVE my “TEAM-BLUE-MATES” at work, but I must admit things remained a bit awkward…for awhile. RIGHT-ON-UP-UNTIL…there were more “CONTROVERSIES” occurring everywhere. Between Everybody!!! EVERYWHERE…at the “CREEK”. OUCH!!! :/ I STILL say:
“LIFE WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER IF WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEEPS!!!” 😉
So, I marched on in to Sally’s office at day’s end, our DORS (Director Of Rehab. Services) and informed her that I was placing my“SELF” in “TIMEOUT” on Thursday, my regularly-scheduled day “OFF”. HA!!! I REALLY DID!!! And Sally is smart, folks. She somehow “KNEW” it had been a rough day, “THAT” particular day…in the “HOOD”. (Pppsssttt…I always sing Jim Neighbor’s song at work in regards to our neighbor“HOOD” at MCNRC, A.K.A.: “THE HOOD”.) 😉
Hhhmmm…Sal and I BOTH enjoyed a sincere chuckle at my “SELF” imposed, mandatory rest and reflection “TIMEOUT” session!!! (HA!!! I sure needed it, but I don’t think I stayed LONG enough, folks. SOOOooo…it’s back to “TIMEOUT” I go. HI-HO!!!) 😉
HAVE A BLESSED DAY, folks!!!
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.