Friday, December 06, 2013

Five Minutes: Reflect

Each week Gypsy Mama chooses a word to write about for five minutes. No editing, stream of consciousness. Today's word is: Reflect.

Ready. Set. Write.

As I sit in my warm house today while snow and sleet is falling outside, I'm reflecting on many blessings....most of which, today, is my job.  It affords me the flexibility to work from home on days such as this.

When my company was acquired almost two and a half years ago, I asked God why He brought me over the line?  I've been to this rodeo before and rarely get "saved" to stick around.  The survivor's guilt and the carnage of molding companies together is brutal.  Yet, I was saved for some reason.  Today, I can't imagine being anywhere else.  Does my job drive me crazy?  Yes, doesn't everyone's job drive you somewhat crazy?  But the perks and benefits are much.

  • I work with some of the most intelligent people around.  My office lacks the back biting gossip most offices endure.  
  • After sitting through a health benefits presentation to understand the impact to a company due to Obamacare, and how my company is handling it makes me more thankful than I can express.
  • The flexibility of working anywhere keeps my job somewhat 24/7, but I'd gladly keep the flexibility to be somewhat always "on call."
As I reflect, I'm understanding more why God kept me in this job.  Surely my mind couldn't have comprehended it more than two years ago.  

1 comment:

Kimberly A Edwards said...

I've not been anyone's employee for for nearly 13 years. I can't imagine what people are going through these days who are employees. It's a scary world we live in. Trusting in the knowledge, wisdom and love of God have been my only saving grace. Merry Christmas!