5. Today I am thankful for …

Time created in my day when clients cancelled their appointments.  Not often I feel this way but today I was able to spend time on court reports for clients and putting together subpoena documents.  Reflecting on the day it was definitely a blessing that the cancellations happened as they did.  As one task was completed…

4. Today I am thankful for …

… rainy days and Sundays. We sat watching the seasons’ confusion. Now winter and driving rain. Now clear skies and sunshine. Washing out, washing in. Wooly jumpers on and woolly jumpers off. Thankful for a well stocked freezer and the homemade minestrone soup for lunch. The temperatures dropped in the afternoon and rain pounded the…

3. Today I’m thankful for …

I’m thankful for the person who opened the door to me and provided the opportunity to complete my college work experience at the women’s rehab.  It was the opportunity and the learning gained from my time there that confirmed this was the community sector ins which I would like to work. When the work experience…

2.Today I am grateful for ..

I am grateful for my English heritage that prefers a pot of tea over a teabag and a fine bone china cup and saucer rather than a mug.  I am grateful for memory of my grandmother who’s delight it was to have the best ‘dressed’ teapot.  She pushed the boundaries of what was considered to…

1. Today I am grateful for …

Today I am grateful for technology.  For Facebook to be able to message my son before he leaves on his holidays.  For the internet that means I can see and talk to my daughter every day.  For computers that make work so much more pleasant.  For the backspace and delete buttons; and the undo button:…

Small Stone #6: Resolving Conflict

Uncomfortable undercurrent running through the team meeting.  Snatching surreptitious looks at one another across the meeting table.  Eyes meet and dart quickly away.  Discomfort rises and we shift in our seats.  Stabbed out statements of passive aggression fall heavily on the group as the tentative verbal dance continues; trying to reach resolution.  At last the…