Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday's Thoughts

It's been an interesting week. It started with the worst part of my job, having to terminate someone due to poor performance. I want to see everyone succeed and I would like to see them succeed in our firm, so it just kills me to have to let some one go. I just hate it. There were many performance reviews that went very well, and for that I am thankful. The week will end on a good note.
We're taking the oldest grand daughter to Tulsa for a soccer tournament. That means I get to drag out the telephoto lens and practice my photography skills again. It also means you're going to have to suffer through more soccer pics next week.
It is weeks like this that make me thankful for my faith. It makes me thankful for uplifting music of the faith. I love the hymns of the faith and I love southern gospel as well as contemporary Christian music. Since I don't have anything else on my agenda, I'll share several examples with you. Stop by several times this week-end, pull up a chair, put on your headphones and enjoy the concert. Let me know which one you like. See ya next week. Enjoy.

Gaither Vocal Band - Yes, I Know

Jerusalem - The Hoppers

Holy Highway -Gaither Vocal Band/Signature Sound Quartet

Days of Elijah - Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

The simplest and one of the nicest arrangements I have ever heard...
Amazing Grace - Randy Travis


Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

Arg..sorry you had to terminate...but poor performance is certainly not the fault of anyone but the person terminated. Still tough however.

Have a wonderful and safe trip - thanks for the camera suggestions

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

I don't envy your position... Many moons ago, I was once in an office managers' position and had to let four gents go on the same day due to cutbacks. It really sucked because they weren't deserving of it in any way...

Still, as you said... just keep the faith and all will eventually work out right and proper. :)

Travis Cody said...

Those terminations are the worst part of being in management.

Enjoy the soccer weekend!

Sandee said...

I so remember the terminations. I didn't feel so bad when you'd done everything to help them succeed and they still wouldn't get with the program.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful selection!