Thursday, February 12, 2009

A quicky from Papa

I'm sorry to have been silent so long. It's tax season here in the States, and I work as office manager of a tax office. So lately I've been working entirely too many hours. But Papa has been faithful to send me quick little love letters. I just keep running out of energy and time to write about them. So I want to take time for a quick one here. Today things were quickly going into a downhill slide. It seemed the more I tried to pull things back into something that would resemble a calm, peaceful place to work the more things went wrong. Then as I was about to really get aggravated and no doubt say things I really didn't want to say....here comes Papa to the rescue! My boss, the owner had just finished speaking to me in a less than respectful manner, and my red hair was about to provide enough electricity to light our town for the next 10 years, when a client called and said "I'd like to make an appointment with Joie to do my taxes." The receptionist asked if someone else could help her, and she replied "No, Joie does a great job with our taxes and we'd rather wait for her!" Oh, thank you Papa. How awesome your timing in reminding me that when I treat others the way I want to be treated, they notice it....and remember it. We have 3 other women who could have done her taxes, but she preferred me. Their taxes aren't difficult, in fact they're quite simple! They could do them online for free, but they preferred to come in and have me do them for them. What an honor! What a pat on the back for me. I've even told them in the past they could do their taxes onine for free....and they continue to reply, but then we couldn't come see you! We'd rather pay you to do our taxes and know they're done correctly. OK, now my little heart is singing and my death grip on my temper is easing to a more comfortable tension. After finishing their taxes, and having several giggles along the way, I couldn't help but thank Papa for seeing I needed a pat on the back and sending these lovely angels my way. So next time you're having one of "THOSE" days, look around. I'll bet you'll find an angel or two waiting to pat you on your back too! Papa is so faithful to remind us of His love. Be blessed and know that if I don't get back for another week or so, tax season is just that.....only a season! Shalom, Joie

3 comments:

Ahavah said...

'and my red hair was about to provide enough electricity to light our town for the next 10 years'....

ah... now we know where to come when the electricity goes down! Perhaps I should send Tom your way! :0D

oh dear I've just had another dreadful thought... if we got together and applying the principle of synergy - I wonder how many towns we could light up.... maybe even a small country?

love 'Wildchild' x

Joie said...

That's it Ahava! We've solved the energy problems of the world!!!! All we have to do is gather as many red heads as possible into a small space, require them to deal with some poor idiot with no functioning brain cell so the red heads all get irritated (or down right angry!) and we can provide the energy for most the world for several weeks! TOO COOL!! ROFL!!!!!! Now we just have to convince the powers that be to pay us for this honor. Hmmm, I think that's your field, yes?! Hehehehe, Joie

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