I have to prepare for my work week because it is going to be a doozie. I am aware of this and won't be surprised when things get crazy. Have any of you ever prepared for an audit? It's stressful and a lot of work. Especially when it is just another project added to your already overfilled workload. We're also in the middle of renovations at work so I have to try and focus amidst the sounds of hammers, electric drills and saws as new walls are being constructed. Hey, when you work in the non-profit sector, you have to be ready for anything. Being flexible and easily adaptable helps me get through times like this without losing my sanity. Plus, now I have an excuse to listen to my iPod at work.
One of the things that I am really looking forward to is seeing the little boy I mentor. He's been doing much better and, if he did well last week, we get to have pizza tomorrow. When I saw him last Tuesday, his teacher told me that he had five good days in a row. I was so proud of him. He asked if we could make a deal. I told him that it depended on the deal and that is when he proposed being good for the entire week and being rewarded with pizza. Of course I agreed. He deserves it. I prayed for him last week and I find out tomorrow morning whether or not we will be having pizza for lunch. I'm much more hopeful today than I was a couple of weeks ago. If he didn't do well, we will try again and set another goal. I love that he keeps trying. I love his persistence and determination (even if his motivator is pizza).
I used to hate Sundays. I'd get what I called a "Sunday feeling" and it was a combination of depression, crunchiness, lethargy and anxiety. Now, my Sundays are wonderful because I use them to be creative, free myself from unnecessary worry, mentally prepare for the week and get into a good place physically, emotionally and mentally. Sundays are my Getting Into the Groove days and I love them! Happy Sunday to all.
Mission of Nombre de Dios
This is where Christianity began in America. It is a place of beauty, peace, history and reflection.
I love it here. The sacredness fosters my connection to God and helps me get into the groove.