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Praise and be raised

Spring visited us Sunday … balmy, humid and breezy, I was able to wear a short-sleeved shirt around the house!  Feeling the warmth, I started to complain about my clothes sticking to me as I did my chores.  Then I remembered that it’s been 6 months without a hoodie OVER that tee-shirt – and I stopped in my tracks.   I remembered something learned in childhood:

If you complain you’ll remain; if you praise, you’ll be raised.

I’m a farmer’s daughter. The daughter of an optimist.

Next year will be better.

Now that was something he said often.

This moisture is good for the soil. 

I could hear his voice as I looked at the snow this morning.

At least there’s no dust storms!

There he is again.

Transitioning to a work story, I completed employee reviews last week.

This was my second round for two of them and first time for the newest.  I read through my assessments and wrote down examples of all of the good work they’re doing.  We had positive, open discussions.  Every one of them shared similar feedback: “This is the most thorough performance evaluation I’ve ever had, thank you for the examples.”  “Thank you for the time you put into this, I appreciate the examples and knowing why you gave me the score you did.”  “Thank you for all of this feedback; this really helps me understand the job better and I appreciate knowing I am doing it well.”

I’m so glad my Father taught me to praise and be raised.

image from Pinterest.com

All this snow is good moisture!

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Happy Easter!

Today, amongst the plastic eggs, baked ham and pies, I’m savoring all that I am grateful for.

The ability to live at peace.

The opportunity to have love in my home.

The warmth and security of good friends, a healthy family, and having enough. Of being enough. Of being.

Today, I’m grateful for the opportunity to acknowledge what is good in my life.

And there’s a lot.

You?

Categories: Attitude, Faith, Family, Friendship, Gratitude, Holidays, Home, Joy, Life, Love, Opinion, Personal, Relationships, Thoughts | Tags: , | 8 Comments

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