Jim and I go back a few years. I always enjoyed his presence because he had this wonderful smile that never seemed to wane, his eyes twinkling, dimples showing, with a quiet sense of humor.
One never knows what impact you will have on others, but clearly, if you can, keep up a cheery disposition in any adverse situation gains a certain awe and admiration from others.
I also today had message on Facebook from a past co-worker (who knows Jim too). We worked closely in the union representative capacity of my career. bob periodically writes, but find it warming as well he keeps in touch.
Every woman who worked in the Tech Training area called the men in the department, "my guys," with much pride. And most of the guys felt protective of us females. It was a great eight years of my airline life being in that department.
But you know, out of the twenty-one years I spent with the airline, I only had maybe one or two bad years; however, I was going through some stuff myself and it's hard to be happy and upbeat all the time.
Yet I learned to conquer it all and people only see the best in me and that is what I try to pass on to others: the best of me.
Today is December 7, anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombings. Please remember our service men and women past and present.
“Let me be a little kinder, Let me be a little blinder To the faults about me; Let me praise a little more, Let me be, when I am weary; Just a little bit more cheery, Let me serve a little better Those that I am striving for. Let me be a little braver When temptation bids me waver, Let me strive a little harder To be all that I should be; Let me be a little meeker to the brother that is weaker; Let me think more of my neighbor and a little less of me.” --unknown