Saturday, November 13, 2010

30 Days of Thankfulness: Day Thirteen

For Day Thirteen, I am so incredibly thankful for my coworkers.

For a little over a year and half now, I have not had any stress about coming to work each weekday! That is because I absolutely L-O-V-E my job! And not only do I love what I do, I love working with the crew that is pictured above (minus one, since he defected, but it was worth using the picture).

There is such a comraderie among this group and each one brings a different aspect of fun to working together (not to mention each one's special talents). They all have given me a great environment in which to work where there is much grace and acceptance and teamwork. I like to think of them as my older and younger brothers and sister and I enjoy getting to spend time with them during the weekdays.

Some specific things I am thankful for are:
  • Scott's servant leadership and encouragement, and for the opportunity to serve the Lord as I support him in the work he does.
  • Bill's servant heart as well, the way that he is always finding something that needs to be done around the church property, and also manages the finances and other administrative tasks.
  • Jeff's creative genius and getting to hear songs being written. I also am thankful for his commitment to purposefully planning relevant worship experiences for the congregation each week.
  • Jason's baking skills have to be among the things I'm thankful for, as well as his inclination toward mechanical things. I have hollered out for his help many a time when the copier was not cooperating and he is always willing to help problem-solve.
  • Josh's attentiveness to my teenager and allowing Daniel to hang out with him whenever he's in the office means a great deal. Yes, Josh is the youth minister, but he has invested time and energy into my son's life and for that I am grateful!
  • Sondra's mixture of gentleness and humor help us both get through some of the more challenging days (or telemarketing phone calls). Since she and I have to spend 40 hours a week together in the same room, I'm thankful that we have quickly become friends as well as coworkers in the few short months since she came on board.
OK, now that I've written this, we better just keep all this between us and not let the crew see this post. I wouldn't want them to think I'm getting all mushy . . . I have my "office manager" reputation to uphold here!


florence said...

Jason can bake?!!

Anonymous said...

It's a great team of good people and I'm so glad you L-O-V-E your job!

Kristi said...

chuckling at these comments. am glad that you have found a good home. nothing beats great co-workers!!