Friday, November 9, 2007

Fall Fell Again

Ok, so I am guessing that most of you got the idea from my last post that I was not really liking McDonald's...Untrue. I like McDonald's fine. It was just that this particular meal was bad and I thought it interesting given the fact that I had good memories of McDonalds and when I went there to reminisce, it was a bad trip....
On to something new:
Today I spent the day in a training class on Customer Service. I was not thrilled about spending a day out of the office, when I have so much that I could be doing there. However, when the employer says, "You will go" I go. It wasn't such a bad idea after all. I mean, it was a day out of the office. I did get to see some old friends that I don't usually see every day and it actually refreshed my perspective on this important aspect of human relationships.
During the workshop we talked about how in one way or another, each of us is a customer because we require a product or service from someone else. We talked about how there needs to be respect, integrity and courtesy in our verbal and non-verbal language and that this is vital to providing good customer service. At one point, the presenter even talked about how most of the time, these behaviors do not extend themselves into the home.
As I pondered that, I was thankful for the forgiving attitude of my husband. He often bears the brunt of my work frustrations. This he does with an understanding heart and when I am finished ranting and raving, he is always there to offer love and support... And a shoulder rub...Which now that I think about it, may be the reason I behave that way...Oh, we won't tell him that.
As I drove home from work, I decided that I needed to let him know how thankful I am for his patience with my weakness. I truly am blessed to have someone who loves me unconditionally. I resolved to take more opportunities to be thankful to all who render service to me because it does make my life better.
And by the way, when I got home, he had dinner ready, the house cleaned and was even talking about getting started on the weekend laundry...what a man!


lou said...

What a sweet man ! You are truly blessed- what more could you possibly want???

Papa D said...

Man of Steel Leg is a sensitive man, as well. Cool. (I agree that the two of you are blessed.)

I am reminded of something a friend of Ryan's said to him recently. She said Ryan is the only boy she knows who treats her like I treat Mama. She was totally sincere, yet I know hundreds of men across the country who treat their wives like I treat Mama. It's amazing, isn't it, in the Church how much we take supportive and loving spouses for granted. Not all of the men in the Church are like this, but so many are that we tend to forget how unique it is to many outside the Church - especially in the eyes of teenage girls with regard to our Young Men.

Patty said...

What a great team you two make!

Steve and Jamie said...

Wow, could you please send your husband over to my house tomorrow? I really need someone to clean the house, make dinner, and finish the laundry too. I'm glad you guys work together so well.

I really enjoy reading your thoughts!