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Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Biggest Compliment I've Ever Been Given!

One day last week, during a lunch break, I entered the kitchenette in our building and was met by two kind gentlemen who work in another department. I don't remember when or why (what sparked the conversation), but I had a nice lengthy conversation with one of the men a few months ago about family, marriage and children.  It was such an enjoyable conversation, leaving me grateful for our chance meeting.  Every time I'd seen him since that day, I was excited to greet him!

Last week, when I saw him, the three of us began to chat about life "stuff," when he turned to the man next to him and said, (I don't remember his exact words, but cherish his intent) this lady is different.  She is always kind and friendly; what you see is what you get.  He went on to say what a rare quality I had and how nice it was to meet someone like me (and that he hadn't met anyone like me in our building).  As soon as the words left his mouth, I began immediately considering them; attempting to analyze WHY I am the way I am.  

I said to both of them that it could have come from being raised by amazing parents that adored me; or from the joy inside my mother (a Christian who walked the walk, not just talked the talk).  I also shared about my Church family (Northside Christian Church) and how LOVING the members are and how you can't help but FEEL and share HIS (Jesus Christ's) joy.  That our Church focused on the Bible's NEW TESTAMENT - Jesus' command to love one another, not the Bible's OLD TESTAMENT - focusing on human laws and judgement.  I explained from our Senior Minister's leadership and genuine Christian walk, how my life had been changed.  To my response, he quickly agreed; as if to say.... 

THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH!

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3 comments:

Esther said...

You are awesome, I love to read your blog. Are you still at NAVFAC?

Theresa Haskins said...

Esther, You are too kind!

I am at NAVFAC, back in LER (as of last fall)! I am truly blessed!

Where are you and which HR discipline? I remember hearing you changed Commands after service delivery.

I was so happy to read your post about being cancer-free! I am so thankful! When will you be returning (are you stir-crazy yet?)

Kristy C. said...

You are a hoot. And take a look at my blog. I just used distress markers to make the background that looks a lot like your background!