Sunday, April 22, 2012

Terms of Engagement {90}

Dear Miss Dinah,

Last night, our speaker talked about a recent Gallup Poll which noted 3 kinds of people in the workforce:
  • Engaged employees work with passion.  Because they feel a strong connection to the organization, they work hard to innovate and improve.
  • Not-Engaged employees do the work expected of them, but do not put in extra effort.
  • Actively Disengaged employees aren’t just unhappy, but are spreading their unhappiness to other staff.  
He said the "engaged" make up about 28%. The "not-engaged" about 54% and the "actively disengage," about 17% Another name for the first group are the climbers. They are trying to get promotions, raises, get changes made. Another name for the last groups are called, "destroyers." Pretty strong language, but that is the truth.

What's funny is that this applies pretty directly even to us mammas and little girlies.

Proverbs 14:1 one states, A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.

Wow. With her own hands, a girl has the power to build or to tear down. Or, I suppose, she can take the middle road. But, lets think about what happens to a house, for instance if we don't build, but we don't tear down. Eventually things get old and break down. It doesn't happen as fast as if we tear it down, but eventually, it happens nevertheless. Same thing with a car, or a friendship... Seems like things (and people) were meant to be cared for, and we were meant to care ;)


This morning we walked over to your Sisi's house early. We've been here all day. This afternoon we went out shopping with the girls for about an hour. Before that, you were content to explore these new digs while Auntie Kay made some Larabars. You were so engrossed in your activity, that you would startle a little bit when she made loud noises with her food processor


It sort of looked like hamburger patty!

Like a granola bar, she was making them for your Grandpa Tom's bike riding adventures
A nice relaxing day, we didn't really do much, but sometimes it's nice to "not do much" with family :) You just keep growing and changing and it's fun get the perspective of someone not seeing us daily. It's easier to see big changes that way.

I love you.

Mamma <3

Oh, one more thing. I don't know about you, but I already miss Daddy a whole whole whole bunch. They need the houses cleaned, so if it works out, we may get to go do that. You seem to miss him a lot to. I meant, you say "Daddadadadadada" a lot ;)

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