Ever look at old photos and wonder what you were thinking? I do, but I don't have to with this pic. Picture it: San Bernardino County Admin Center. County employees called it (affectionately I think) the Taj. I am sitting there all duded up waiting to be presented to the Board of Supervisors to receive my retirement resolution certificate. No wonder I'm smiling, huh?
That was in June of 2009. I was a mere kid...at least it feels like it now. Never dreamed I'd still be kicking all these years later. Well, no, I guess I did kinda think I would, but even so, it is kind of a feat of accomplishment. I spent just days short of thirty years with the County. But it did pay off I guess.
Anyway, across the years things change and yet I look at old photos like this and wonder what I was thinking. What lay ahead? Did I do the right thing? Would I miss working? Eleven years later, I know some of the answers. And, still, here I am, still asking the same questions. What lies ahead? Am I doing the right thing? Will I miss working? LOL
I found this on a website called LoyalityLeader.com. "There's an old saying, “Smile. It increases your face value.” It also increases your success. Researchers conclude that people who frequently smile appear to be more successful than their less-happy peers in three primary areas of life: work, relationships, and health." See the original at LoyaltyLeader.com
And that's worth smiling about.