Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Citizenship

This is a photo of a fountain display in Las Vegas. It really was pretty. It was lovely to stand with my daughter, son, new daughter-in-law, and their friends who also came to Las Vegas to be at their wedding - on this lovely March night, all of us so full of dinner and full of love and the optimism that is the best part of the wedding day - when people are happy about a wedding. I wanted to say something positive about Las Vegas - I was surprised yesterday by the number of commenters who said they had never been there but never wanted to go. I say if you have never been there, you really should go - it is something to behold. Just don't stay long...

So I shall make my way back to work today. I am happy about that. It will be difficult because I have taken two days off in a week when I would have normally maybe worked the weekend. I have a huge project due on Friday. Someone else has worked on it in my absence. She is someone who competes with me fiercely - it has been a difficult relationship for me. I had to just say that I will live with the fallout of this. It may be difficult. But my son's wedding was more important to me than whether someone seems to have gotten the upper hand at work. She may have tried to undermine me while I was gone, she does things like that. It is OK. That is more about her than me.

As long as I keep God at my center, I am fine. If I think "I" am my center, my world gets very very frightening - with threats all around. I'll choose God today, thank you very much.

10 comments:

Syd said...

I am thankful that I don't work with anyone who goes about undermining me. And if they did, then so be it. I marvel though at the lengths people go to feed their ego. It is actually entertaining. Glad that your trip went well and that you arrived safely back home.

dAAve said...

I agree with Syd.
Someone tried that with me at Lambda and I just kept my mouth shut and let them make a fool of themselves -- in public. hehe, haha

I still don't want to go to Vegas.

chitowngreg said...

Glad you had a great time. I agree with you about Vegas. You gotta go, but you may not want to go back. Pretty amazing spectacle! Also sounds like you're doing a good job using the program with your "re-entry" to work. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and doing the right thing. It'll all work out!

Anonymous said...

GOoD choice!

Ed G. said...

Glad you're back the life that's more comfortable for you. You can be assured that the work deal is with and about God - not your co-worker. The "joke" is on her.

I love dancing waters anywhere and those are among the best I've seen.

Blessings and aloha...

drybottomgirl said...

Thanks for reminding me that God is at the center not "I". Sooner or later co-workers that aspire to undermine, end up self destructing. Glad you had a wonderful time at your son's wedding.

Julianne said...

I used to BE the underminer. Thank God I don't have to be that person anymore!

And I still want to go to Vegas (shhh...it's a secret) but only to watch the NASCAR race. Oh who am I kidding? I'd love to experience all the bells and whistles just once!

kel said...

Congrats on your son's wedding!

marie said...

I have family that live in Las Vegas...don't know how they do it! Congratulations on your son's wedding. I just published the first post to my new blog. Hope to get more aquainted with everyone soon. Many blessings!

Pam said...

I think Vegas is beautiful and facinating. I'm not sure why people don't want to go, unless it's the alcohol or something. Of course I've only been once and have no desire to go back so what so I know.