Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about being grateful, and saying "Thank you" openly, honestly, and sincerely. While in UT, I took an extra minute to ask the counter guy, "How are YOU?" and really listened to the answer. He was stunned! As I departed various aircraft's, I took a second to say "Thank You" to the attendants. It was really interesting to watch them be puzzled for a second, then just light up and respond. How hard is it to be courteous, polite, and be genuinely appreciative of those that help us? Just because you tip a waitress, and are technically paying for the service, should you not have to say thank you? An interesting Co-nin-in-drum, as my friends would say.

I'm so glad to have had a great trip - also glad to be back home and settling back into life. Not so happy to have had a squad call at 4:25 this morning (with night call ending at 5!), but you know what? It's an opportunity to be of service to someone, and I think over the past year or so, since Drew left, that I've lost sight of that. I'm not sure how to go about getting it back, but I'm working on it.

Not a bad week, as far as weeks go. Busy, but nothing too crazy. I do have my award luncheon tomorrow, so I think I need to be excited about that. Whoo-hoo, and schtuff!!!