Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesday Night, July 22, 2008

The people make a living doing what they love are the people who insist on doing so. July 22 Meditations from "Conversations with God" page 169
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Hi y'all. I was very fortunate during the last few years of my working career. I had my dream job. Not a lot of us get to achieve this, never thought I would, but my perseverance paid off. I had worked in the personnel/human resources arena off and on for about 20 years. I got sober in 1992, and in 1996 I landed my dream job: Director of Human Resources. The opportunity came out of nowhere. Well, a friend of mine worked for this company and remembered that I had worked in HR for several year before leaving IBM. At one point my title was Senior Personnel Specialist. I had met the owner of her company at Roz's house while still at IBM. Anyway, Roz called me and told me that Rita wanted to set up an HR department for her company. Roz told me to apply. I did not think I had the qualifications, but she insisted and I did. The interview went like clockwork. I answered all the questions and evidently impressed someone and I got the job. I kept that job for 8 years and loved it.
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When I read the meditation for today, I knew what I would write about tonight. I don't always know when I sit down and put my fingers to the keyboard, but stuff always comes out. This has been a blessing of sobriety. If I get out of the way, turn it over, and just be present things work out. What a concept. It just don't get much better than that.
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Tonight I am grateful for:
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God, my Higher Power.
My Sobriety.
Mamie, my schnauzer.
My Sponsor.
Forgetfulness being a normal thing and not alcohol induced.
Thinking things through before taking action.
Being able to enjoy the magic of movies at my age.
Twelve days til I'm 67.
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Y'all be pretty now, ya heah.

3 comments:

Trailboss said...

I guess what I have now could be called my dream job. I made decent money, have good benefits, work with great people, have great hours and I really enjoy what I do. I have never longed to be or do something in particular. I plan on staying here until I retire oh say in about 12 years! UGH

Pam said...

Hi Zane...coming by to say hi.

dAAve said...

Here I am.