“What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!”
~~ Saint Teresa of Avila
Through the years I’ve done a lot of complaining about my team leader at work, henceforth (and usually) known as the ETL (aka Evil Team Leader). One of my spiritual teachers is of the opinion that we draw people into our life to teach us lessons. Well after eight years l have yet to figure out what it is. He’s the closest I’ve ever come to hating someone. I don’t even hate my ex, and he’s a man who’s certainly done me wrong.
But l don’t hate my ex and l don’t hate the ETL. Hate really does no good. As that before mentioned teacher likes to say, hating someone is like taking poison and expecting someone else to die. My ETL wouldn’t care if l hated him. In fact, it would probably make him happy.
But neither he, nor hatred, or even Divine lessons, are what l want to talk about.
I want to talk about a blessing in my life–Lisa, the Good Team Lead (henceforth known as the GTL).
Lisa is wonderful and if there is a shining example of Universal Balance, it is she. She is everything that the ETL is not.
Lisa and l hit it off immediately. We met when she was working overtime one Saturday years ago. She works early week (Sun, Mon, Tues, every other Wed) and l work late week (every other Wed, plus Thur, Fri, Sat).
Now Lisa is a reader (a plus right there), saw l was reading and asked me what it was.
It was The Secret by Xxx–a book about not being a victim and manifesting your good. She was very interested, asked to look at it, and consumed the thing before we went home that day.
From that day forward, whenever we worked together we coached each other on being positive. Whenever l was feeling particularly negative, if Lisa was around she reminded me of what l believe. She’d snap me out of it. I like to believe l did the same with her.
For a couple years there we had little to no overtime, so there was a long period where our paths rarely crossed.
But one of the truly awesome silver linings of the tons of mandatory overtime these last few months has been…Lisa! I’ve seen a lot of her!
Thank You God!
Lisa is funny, sweet, willing to listen, generous and so much more.
She made working all that overtime possible. She made me smile, even on the hardest days. She is a true blessing. And what a treat it was to see her come in yesterday–and to know I’ll be working with her today.
I can go in today with a smile. And that’s pretty awesome!