Once a year the organization that I work for shuts down and puts all 600 of us in a room together to learn something. Today was that day.
We had the usual state of the organization from the Superintendent. Then the various service awards. Finally the key note speaker. A really great guy with a fabulous message. His name is Jeff Tobe.
The message he had was one that was truly inspiring in more than just my work life. He talked about looking toward the future and not hanging onto the review mirror. To not live life doing things a certain way because that’s how it has always been done. To think outside the box and be the proponent of change.
I spent the afternoon learning about dealing with difficult people. What that boiled down to was that I can change no one but myself. I need to be able to either manage the situation or cope with it. Again, something that fits in both my work and home situation.
So for today I am inspired to try to turn some things around at home. To make the experiences with my boys more positive by not holding onto the past. And, thinking outside the box to help move them, and me, forward.
Here is a poem that Jeff shared with us today that sums it all up. I hope you all encourage your children to “Color Outside the Lines”.