Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I am, you are - simply amazing!

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We’ve all probably experienced it, we all have different perceptions of it – but it probably has the same effect on all of us. I get so incredibly annoyed when people can’t / don’t do their jobs properly. 

I think it must be the ‘organising’ (read that as controlling perfectionist) side of my personality which gets frustrated when people can’t do what they are paid to do.

How hard can it be? I don’t tolerate it from myself so I sure as heck don’t think I should have to accept it from another person. Quite simply, managers who need to be managed bug the $#@% out of me.

Maybe I’m the stupid one for caring that I do a good job and that I make sure I do it properly. No half–assed attempts or half completed tasks because I find it shoddy and disrespectful to not do the best job you can.

There you go, that’s my little vent for the day.

Now to more interesting topics, our little canine addition has turned all of the males in my family into marshmallows. Hubby (who didn’t really want me to get a puppy in the first place) took her to the vet for her injections yesterday, bought her enough food for the next 3 months, a new ‘quality’ bed, plus all of the pre-requisite toys and grooming products.

Hilarious how such a small bundle of fluff can inspire this kind of action and expenditure.

I found this poem below while researching change management websites today and felt it was appropriate to share. I sent it home by email and I forgot to get the web address so my apologies that I can't share where it came from - if you own it (because amazingly creative people do visit my posts you know) then please own up so I can give you credit.

I am
I am good person.
I have integrity.
I do what is ethically right and good.
Whatever life puts before me will be useful experience that will make me stronger, wiser, and more tolerant.
I am strong enough to understand and make allowances for other people's weaknesses, and their behaviour towards me. Other people's behaviour is about them, not me.
I focus on the joy of living my life and helping others where and when I can.
I am what I eat and drink, so I eat and drink good things.
I am what I watch and play and listen, so I watch and play and listen to good positive things.
I take exercise which I enjoy. I walk when I don't need to drive or take the bus or train.
I smile and laugh whenever I can - life is good - getting caught in the rain reminds me that it is good to be alive to feel it.
I forgive other people. Deep down everyone is a good person, just like me.
I am a compassionate and loving, caring person.
I am a good person.
I am.

Yes people it's true, I am, we are - simply amazing. All of us!

To the splendiferous Jenn at I am not Superwoman - best of luck on your Ethiopian adventure. According to my calculations from half way around the world, take off into the wide blue yonder should be less than 48 hours away. Be amazing - I know you will be!

Cheers, Fi
"Success - To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded."


  1. So... where are the pics of the bundle of fluff? I want more pics!!! :)

    And yes, you are amazing!

    1. Louise - when I get a chance I will post more photos. You're pretty amazing too

  2. You are so amazing Fi and I so could have written this post myself. And yes probably by the time you get this comment I will be leaving on a jet plane to yonder parts of the world. I look forward to sharing this journey with you and will do you proud.

    1. I look forward to reading about your journey Jenn


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