It's hard to believe it is Wednesday already. I feel busier than ever and I don't even have class to worry about. I've been putting in more hours at work though trying to get caught up on some things and dealing with an employee problem that I wish I could discuss here but unfortunately it's best if I don't. But, it's a sad and somewhat scary situation. I think, I hope, as of yesterday it will finallly be resolved.
It's already time for the question from the Book and I haven't even posted the pics from graduation. I will soon. So, I hope. I included another pic today of my day at the dogpark. (My stomach is horribly upset this morning. I sure hope this passes. I don't have time to feel sick.) Anyhow, time for the game:
"We dreamed as children and we dream now because without our fantasies we would be lost. We imagine in order to learn, to understand, to strive, to attempt, to predict, to avoid, to correct, to describe, to solve."
If you could adopt one personality trait from someone you know, what would you take, and from whom?
So glad for this question! Last week's was a booger! And, I've actually thought about doing a journal entry about something like this before. I don't recall when exactly I did it but one time I sat down and thought about the traits that I admired in some of my friends. The three that have had the most impact on me are Debbie, Karen, and John. Debbie and John are brother and sister. I've talked a lot about Debbie here and John I've mentioned on occasion. He's my friend that died. Someday I'll do an entry on him alone. And, Karen is my surgie girl. I've known her since I was in the Army.
I sat down one day and thought about what I admired about them and wanted to incorporate into my own life. With Debbie, it's her passion. She is one of the most passionate people I know. I don't necessarily mean sexually, although I'm pretty darn positive it overflows into that area of her life as well. Debbie just has this intensity about life, not in a serious way but a vested way. I'm not like that all that much. I just kind of take things as they come. I don't go for broke. I don't give my all. I think because it saves me from what I believe will be disappointment, or failure.
Karen is a fighter. A real go-getter. Like myself, she did not have an idealic upbringing. Yet, she has gone on to do incredible things with her life. After getting out of the Army, she went to Med School and is now a surgeon. She didn't come from money, nothing was handed to her. She has worked hard for all that she has and never lost sight of her goals.
From John I learned zeal. He had this attitude of fun where ever he went. He didn't monitor his behavior for fear of what people might think. He was who he was and enjoyed himself along the way.
I think I've done a pretty good job of incorporating these traits but I am far from perfect and continue to hold these as examples in my mind to strive for. However, these are things that I thought of before. Since this is a new question, I think it's time to think of another to add. As such, I will choose compassion. This trait I find in one of my superiors. She is one of the Vice Presidents at work. I don't work as closely with her as I used to since we've restructured the Accounting Department but I still get a little time with her here and there when she is in town. I really admire her strong sense of ethics and doing what is fair. I think that because of her the company I work for is as great as it is. When the situation with this employee was unwinding, she asked me what I thought should be done. I told her I would fire him. He wasn't meeting his responsibilities and I thought he was lieing to us about what was going on. However, they didn't just up and do that. They tried to help him. They gave him every chance that they could since his recent behavior is contrary to how he was when he first started working for us. They gave him chance after chance. I wouldn't have.
Now, it's your turn....