A Rainbow During A Storm

It was dark and stormy when I left work yesterday.  After getting in my car I looked out the windshield and immediately opened the car door, jumped out into the storm and grabbed my digital camera from the trunk.

What did I see that excited me so much?

This HUGE rainbow. It spanned the parking lot, the road and ended somewhere into the fields on the other side of the road.

These pictures do not do it justice and if I had not been at work, I would have gotten some buildings in the picture so you had a better perspective. I am not sure if the company I work for would appreciate pictures of their building on my blog.

Yes, I stood out in the storm with lightning and thunder all around to get these shots.  There was just enough light getting through from the Western sky to cause the rainbow.


A Lesson

Just like this rainbow was there during a nasty storm…


so God is with us during the nasty storms of our lives.


May you always find the rainbow God puts in your storms.  All you have to do is look for it.


How To Spread Joy On LinkedIn

(Author’s Note: Unemployment has been one of my adventures since becoming a widow. This tip applies whether or not you are married or employed.) 

Monday, Monday

It’s Monday and most everyone is off to a sluggish start after the weekend so it is a bad time to contact people about anything pertaining to your job search. Instead use Monday for planning your week and endorsing people.

Make someone’s day or week by giving an endorsement for at least one of the skills listed on their LinkedIn profile. Do this while having your cup of coffee, milk, tea or whatever you drink to get your morning started. It is one small way to spread joy.

Do this for 4 or 5 of your connections every Monday.  It is wonderful way to start off the week and only takes a few moments.

Have a joy filled week.


Weekend Wisdom: Respect

Respect goes hand-in-hand with kindness. I have dealt with lots of unkind and disrespectful this month. They’ve been disrespectful during phone conversations, in e-mails and on the internet.

It is because of my experience with disrespectful people that I went searching for respect quotes.

Here are a few of the many, many quotes I found.

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.

Laurence Sterne

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.

Clint Eastwood

Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.

Barry Bonds

Now go out and show respect to people today. Imagine the joy you will bring to them and the respect you will get in return.

You want respect?  Give it!



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