Friday, June 29, 2007

Are You Having A Good Morning?

A woman was talking at lunch about when she managed a group of people. She said that she used to manage a group of about 15 people. Each morning she would arrive at the office and walk through and greet her employees with a smile and "Good morning!" It seems she had a great, happy team and a good rapport with that team.

One morning she arrived at work and simply went to her office. She had recently learned that a young child that was a friend of one of her children had a life-changing disease. She had a lot on her mind and just kept to herself.

One of her employees came up to her and said "Why are you in a bad mood today? Your pulling everyone down." She was shocked. How could she be pulling everyone down by keeping to her self? It seems her employees relied on her to set the tone and mood for their day. If she didn't smile and say "Good morning" then no one did...Guess it was a case of the "If the boss ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"

She went out and told her team that it was not up to her to set their moods. Their good day was not dependent on her.

Are you letting someone/something else determine your mood today? Did the traffic jam on the way to work stop you from having a Son-filled day? Did the grumpy person in the elevator steal your joy for the whole day? Were you put off by the newspaper delivery person that didn't leave your paper right where you want it so now your day is ruined?

I have a question for you....why are you giving that power to those people? You have the One that gives happiness, contentment, and joy right inside of you. Letting anyone other than our Loving Lord set the tone for your day is to try to steal power from Him and to grant that power to someone/something else.

No matter what comes your way today (or doesn't come your way, like a greeting from the boss) will you keep your mind on our Loving Lord? Will you let His peace indwell you in the midst of any circumstance? Will you open His Word today and see His smile and hear His "Good Morning"?

Matthew 28:8-10 (The Message) The women, deep in wonder and full of joy, lost no time in leaving the tomb. They ran to tell the disciples. Then Jesus met them, stopping them in their tracks. "Good morning!" he said. They fell to their knees, embraced his feet, and worshiped him. Jesus said, "You're holding on to me for dear life! Don't be
frightened like that. Go tell my brothers that they are to go to Galilee, and that I'll meet them there."


Connie Barris said...

we live in a world of blame, shame and it ain't my problem...

good point....

lesson (little lesson) for all of us....

love ya

Susan said...

Yep...we most definitely can seeth over things that we shouldn't (a la traffic) and or an incident that we have no control over and let it ruin our day. Perhaps if someone had approached her differently..."is everything OK? You didn't come in with your greetings like normal?" It's hard to get past ourselves, sometimes isn't it???