Category Archives: Team-building

Increasing one’s awareness of working together for team success.

FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I am trying HARD to “OPEN” my mind to the opposing views of the “FREEDOM” we think we enjoy in this GREAT country, the United States of America.  “IT” (FREEDOM) means something different to Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.  Depending on what we, ourselves, want to think, feel or believe it “SHOULD” represent.   Sad…but true…

Many “TEAMMATES”  can take the truth and twist it or turn it into something to be angry about.  Hhhmmm…sound familiar???  People getting angered by the truth (the Truth/God’s word)???

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME, folks.  When anger gets intermingled with truth???  Satan is involved.  On Each and EVERY side of Each and EVERY issue.

TRUTH IS:  “OPPRESSION” is STILL ALIVE…here in America.  On BOTH ” sides-of-the-isle,” so-to-speak.  :/  Speakers being denied opportunities to express their views on college campuses via physical/property ruin.  NFL Players being denied the opportunity to express their views on the sidelines via financial ruin.  BAM!!!  2 very-quick examples that depict the hypocrisy of BOTH sides.  TODAY…HERE IN AMERICA!!!

GOOD vs. BAD.  LOVE vs. HATE.  GOD vs. SATAN.  THE BATTLE RAGES ON…gaining intensity along the way.  (Hhhmmm…just as the bible says it will…UNTIL THE END.)

Choose your “TEAM” wisely.  And remember:  We may be called to represent different earthly “TEAMS” as per God’s will.  THE QUESTION???  Whose “RULE BOOK” will we choose to “PLAY” by???

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

GO TEAM USA!!!  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.

 

REPS + DEMS

REPUBLICANS = AMERICANS.

DEMOCRATS = AMERICANS.

Hhhmmm…I’m a lot bit Republican.  There’s quite a bit of Democrat in me too.  I like HELPING people.  ALL people.  In EVERY little thing I do.

Hhhmmm…I am DEFINITELY a Christian FIRST, folks.  Above politics.  Above Democrats.  Above Republicans too.

May God Bless America.  And you.  And You.  AND YOU!!!

GO TEAM USA!!!  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.

LIFE IS SURE DIFFICULT!!!

UGH!!!  LIFE WOULD SURE BE EASIER IF WE JUST DIDN’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH OTHER PEOPLE!!!  🙁  –>  :/  –>  😉  –>  🙂     (my emotions have run through the above sequence, folks:  sad -> to confused -> to “okay” -> to now HAPPY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)
“IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!”  😉

Now, I KNOW we ALL heard the same spoken words.  Yet, we were unable to agree on what was “REALLY” meant by what was ACTUALLY said.  :/  I simply canNOT make this stuff up, folks!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Yep, we ALL sat there listening with open ears.  We heard the same spoken words, yet we came away with different interpretations of what those spoken words REALLY meant!!!  UGH!!!  🙁  Now, I admit I may not be the brightest bulb on your string of Christmas lights.  :/  And I may NOT be the sharpest cheese in your fridge, either.  :/  :/  But, I generally choose to give folks the benefit-of-the-doubt in MOST situations.  I like to think positive.  And I generally believe MOST people say what they mean and mean what they say.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“POLYANNA”…Eeeccckkk!!!  There’s that name AGAIN!!!  I remember a former co-worker, Steve, used to call me “Pollyanna”.  At least 14+ years ago!!!  I believe I was slightly offended by that name back then as I thought it meant that I was gullible, flighty (which I have now embraced), or STUPID (which I have now erased from my vocabulary).  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!! 

I actually google-searched that name, “Polyanna,” folks.  And this is what I found:

pol-ly-an-na
noun
an excessively cheerful or optimistic person

“Jillyanna.”  EEECCCKKK!!!  I love it!  I Love It!!  I LOVE IT!!! 

Now, where were we???  Oh yeah, we ALL left that meeting with different interpretations.  OUCH!!!  And yep, I am the one who stood alone…AGAIN.  But that is okay, folks.  I kinda LIKE being me these days.  AND while I may not have fellow “TEAMMATES” in line WITH me…???…???…???…I am NEVER alone!!!  “JC” (Jesus Christ) is ALWAYS right there beside me, “CJ” (Crazy Jill).  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Yep, Jesus is RIGHT there beside each-and-every-one-of-us!!!  NO MATTER WHERE WE ARE!!! 

OUCH!!!  This current situation has weighed heavily-on-my-mind here lately, folks.  I posted the following on FB 22 hours ago:

Lord HELP us ALL when Truth is taken out of the equation.  When the words people actually speak are twisted and interpreted [negatively] to best suit our own needs [or agendas].

Our own interpretations of ALL things guide our own behaviors, folks.  May we each stand (or kneel) willingly and LOVINGLY to HELP each other keep moving in the RIGHT direction from “HERE” to “THERE”.  And while our paths may guide us in different directions here on earth as per God’s perfect will, I sure do HOPE to see you “THERE”…ONE FINE DAY, my friends.  “SHALOM.”

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.

 

 

RIDING THE BUS…

“TOGETHER”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

My heart is “OKAY” TOday, folks. Not REAL happy with current situations …EVERYWHERE.  But not REAL sad either.  :/  I am somewhere in the middle, folks.  AND THAT IS OKAY…FOR TODAY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Recent events have started my mind on a forward roll, folks.  Yep, “THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND”…  😉  And I DO realize that NOT EVERYbody on this bus is headed in the same direction or to the same destination.  OUCH!!!  🙁 

SOME riders are HELPFUL and truly enjoy the ride.  SOME are JUST THERE.  And OTHERS are JUST PLAIN EVIL (Although they JUST don’t KNOW it).   Throwing fellow riders, or “TEAMMATES,” UNDER the bus.  LEFT & RIGHT.  At EVERY opportunity available!!!  OUCH!!!  SAD, but TRUE.  🙁

SOOOoooooo…???…???…???…which type of “RIDER” are “YOU”???  Well, Surprise, SURPRISE, folks:  NOBODY WANTS YOU ON THE BUS IF YOU’RE TRYING TO THROW ‘EM UNDER IT!!!  Just sayin’.  😉

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.

 

P.S.:  PRAYER WORKS, folks.  Our Rehab Dept. (“TEAM BLUE”) meeting went well yesterday.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Despite the EVIL on our “BUS”…seeking to throw members UNDER IT!!!  GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

LET THERE BE LIGHT!!! :)

 THERE IS DARKNESS in the “HOOD,” Lord.  🙁  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The waters at the “CREEK” (MCNRC) are becoming dark, deep and dangerous…AGAIN!!!  Heavenly Father, I ask that You provide the buoys for Sal (The D.O.R.S.Director Of Rehab. Services) to THROW that will “HELP” keep “TEAM-BLUE-MATES” afloat.  Amen.

Psalm 118:24
“This is the day the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.”  [NO MATTER WHAT!!!]  (Praying for a positive and uplifting “TEAM” meeting at the CREEK today amid our current difficulties faced.  Amen.)

2 Corinthians 12:9
…”My grace is all you need.  My power works best in weakness”…
TEAM BLUE is weak, Father, please provide Your strength to believers…as per Your will.  Amen.

GO TEAM BLUE!!!  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.

THE COMMON “L.U.I.”

SHERIFF ALLEN, here, (that’s “ME” at “THE CREEK”-MCNRC)…???…???…???…is giving my“SELF” a ticket, folks!!!  A ticket for “L.U.I.”:  Living Under the Influence…of Satan.  Eeeccckkk!!!  FORGIVE ME, FATHER.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Folks, I have been blessed by yet ANOTHER angel at MCNRC.  A current patient who shared her daily ritual of asking God for His Forgiveness for ALL of her daily transgressions.  Those she commits knowingly, as well as those she commits UNknowingly.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

OUCH!!!  And I KNEW.  Right Then.  RIGHT THERE… that she was “MY” gift… sent as reinforcement.  A “BACK-UP-PLAN” in case “FLIGHTY JILL” had NOT yet received His message:  “YOUR WAY, JILL,…???…???…???…IS NOT THE ONLY WAY GOD LEADS HIS CHILDREN!!!”  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  THE MESSAGE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, LORD!!!  I GOT IT.  I GET IT.  I’M GOOD!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Everybody, EVERYWHERE…needs a little “HELP” from their friends, folks.  With “LOVE,” God’s way.  Not with “HATE,” Satan’s way.  “THINK ABOUT IT!!!” ( a tribute to my late brother who passed at age 58)  R.I.P., Bob.  WE SHALL MEET AGAIN…

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.

 

WALKING THE LINE…

“TOGETHER”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AND TEETERING OR TOTTERING…ALL THE WAY…HEY!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

That “LINE” between SANITY/INSANITY seems to keep getting narrower and narrower.  The ENTIRE world seems so completely divided by “HATE”…unnecessarily, folks.  A “HATE” that is, sadly, infiltrating “LOVE”. 

HATE is spreading.  Entire groups of people are being categorized according to a few members’ actions/words.  Yep, this group HATES that group because of who or what they “LOVE”.  :/  Yet NObody can pin-point or agree on the EXACT culprit to BLAME…

Sadly…Americans are ALWAYS on a witch-hunt.  EVERYBODY gets caught up in playing the “BLAME-GAME”.  We love, Love, LOVE to throw TEAMMATES “under-the-bus”.  🙁  Hhhmmm…God is telling “ME”… NOT  to play this game, folks, so I am placing my“SELF” on the sideline…and KNEELING, IN PRAYER.  PRAYER IS POWERFUL, folks.  For those who BELIEVE.  (Eeeccckkk…perhaps I’m a “CHEERLEADER”…over on the sideline of this “BLAME GAME”!!!)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  GO TEAM!!!  🙂

Hhhmmm…which “TEAM” are you playing for???  And whose rule-book are you playing by:  God’s or Satan’s?

  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.

“TIMEOUT, JILL!!!”

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.

IN THE HEAT (SATAN)…

of the moment… PLEASE STOP…in the name of LOVE (God)  😉  Yep, I’m singing that good-ole’ Supremes song here in “JILL’S WORLD,” folks.  And soundin’ pretty good too!!!  Just sayin’.

SOOOooo…anyways, Always Stop…in the heat, or Satan, of the moment…And Pray.   “A.S.A.P.”  And then allow yourself to ponder:
“W.W.J.D.”  Hhhmmm…

“WHAT,” on earth, “WOULD JESUS DO”???  (Pppsssttt…and “IF”…???…???…???…you STILL feel vengeful or angry, then the response you allowed yourself to receive was NOT that of God)

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.

IN THE “STILL”…

of “Jill-ville.”   A.K.A.:  my mind.  B.K.A. (Better Known As):  JILL’S WORLD.  😉  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

The PEACE and CALMNESS…Right Here.  RIGHT NOW…is quite overwhelming…in an under-whelming kind-of-way.  :/  STILL with me???  HANG ON TIGHT, folks!!!… We’re heading on in to…???…???…???… “Jilligan’s Island”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

“WE’RE HERE”…And I FIRST need to, “Thank-You Jesus,” for filling my “LIFE” with so, So, SO much LOVE.  I CAN FEEL IT…from the INside-OUT.  And I CAN EVEN TASTE IT…from the OUTside…IN!!!  You, my Lord, TRULY, “FILL ME UP…TO THE TOP.  Woah, don’t You STOP…’til I’m overflowin’.  “LOVE”…is the key…”  Lalalala, Lala, La, La, La,La-ahh…(Yep, I’m singin’ Crystle Gayle’s tune from the 70’s here inside “JILL’S WORLD”.  And I’m soundin’ pretty good, too.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!)

My heart is FULL, folks.  Filled with His pure LOVE, PEACE and CALMNESS (with a BEAUTIUL ocean-breeze).  Oh, can I just stay here and enjoy it ???…???…???…”FOREVER”???  I know the answer, Father.  This is a new day that You have made.  I WILL rejoice and be glad in it…as I choose to go out there and face this day’s “DIFFICULTIES”…with a smile on my face and in my heart.  And I’ll be laughing and singing ALL THE WAY, HEY!!!  😉

WHEW!!!  9:18 a.m., folks.  Time to ready my“SELF” for work.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I GET TO GO TO WORK TODAY!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

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.