You can get quite an education from the back of toilet doors. I don't mean neanderthalic comments such as " ...... waz ere". At work they have discovered that they have a captive audience and have taken information dissemination to a new level by posting flowcharts of things like CPR procedures and upcoming research projects. Another hospital I worked at provided detailed advice on the most effective way to open one's bowels, adorned with pictures explaining optimum posture etc. I know I’m boring but personally I'd just like to be able to escape and pee in peace.
It’s the end of the week, and I have certainly earned my money this week. Frantic is an understatement when trying to explain the pace here some days, and this has been almost a week of completely frantic pace. However, it’s a really good feeling at the end of the week to know that I have earned what they pay me. I have a strong work ethic and would hate a job where I could just breeze along. Working in an area with over 50% unemployment also serves to remind me just how lucky I am to have a job.
People can be really lovely. He looked like such a rough diamond with all his body piercings and tattoo’s but he was so kind and helpful. He spent a good hour trying to help us fix the car and chatting with the children who were beginning to get bored. It just goes to show that you really can’t judge a book by its cover. I’m sure in the right situation he could have been every bit as mean as he looked, but to me he will always be the kind stranger who took time out to help.
One of the things I love about my church is that important things don’t change. In a world where everything seems to change for changes sake, it is a solid rock of constancy in the middle of a turbulent sea of whimsical fashion. We label change progress, but so often it results in heartache. Society seems to have lost what we now call “old fashioned” values of fidelity, morality and kindness. We are so caught up in our rights that we’ve forgotten that every action has a consequence, and rights and responsibilities are inseparably connected partners.
It's day 30 and I've just about made it through the whole month. Yay!!! My first month with 100 words. I've become very aware this month of just how much I have to be grateful for. The following on my wall sums it up perfectly -Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings. Thank you Lord that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible. Thank you Lord that I can see. There are many who are blind.More tomorrow...