Apr 19, 2011

I Keep Reminding Myself

There are so many things I have to keep reminding myself about life. You think you'll be able to learn a lesson, file it away in the "Already Got It" file and be done with it...but life really isn't like that. Sometimes, you keep revisiting that file folder, and right now...it is open on my desk.

I feel like it's review week for "things I thought I already learned" test; the exam is next week and I am cramming! I was never a big fan of the Final Exam.

The good thing is, that I am surrounded by people who give me grace, and might I add, I am taking double helpings of that at the moment.

So here is are 5 things I Thought I Already Learned but Get to Learn All Over Again:

  1. Be sweet - This one sounds simple, but it's not. There have been a few days this week where I felt like I was trapped in an episode of Ally McBeal, where she imagines that she sucker punches her coworkers in the face, but in reality she says "Sure, I'll take care of that for you," in an icky-sweet voice. So I don't want to be Sweet-n-Low sweet, I want to be 100% real sugar sweet. Louisiana Iced Tea sweet. 
  2. Over communicating is a good thing - it is better to say the same thing 1,000 times and have everyone on the same page, than it is to say it something twice and have it blow up in your face later.  
  3. Everyone is NOT out to get you (self explanatory).
  4. Sarcasm is the exact opposite of Duct Tape - it doesn't fix anything!
  5. Planning is important, but the ability to "whing it without loosing it" is just as important. 
As funny as these things are, they are an important part of living together and working together. I love my job and the people I get to do it with. I am so grateful that they give me grace when I need it, and that they aren't afraid to give me a swift kick to the backside when I need that too.

1 comment:

Nina Nicole said...

Lila, thank you for your posts. Every time I read one, it seems to say exactly what I needed to hear for that day. You are amazingly awesome, and I cannot wait until the day comes that I can come server in Honduras with you for longer than 2 weeks!! <3