Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Faculty and Staff Takes A Well Deserved Break!!
Meadville Lombard Theological School Faculty and Staff September, 2009 Veteran's Memorial in Downtown Chicago, IL That is me on the left holding the rear down!
A Well Deserved Break
Working non stop can take its toll. It seems that I am not the only one paying attention to ways to cultivate a positive mental attitude, particularly in the work environment.
Recently the faculty and staff at Meadville Lombard Theological School took a day off to rejuvenate ourselves. We went on a boat cruise with one of the local water taxi's that included a scenic tour through downtown Chicago pointing out the architectual history of the buildings followe by a delightful ride out on Lake Michigan. Chicago is so beautiful in the summer that one can almost forgive the bone chilling cold of the winter! I said, "almost."
Mother Nature cooperated and faculty and staff had a wonderful boat ride and concluded the day with a bag lunch in downtown Chicago. One day out of the year is only a drop in the bucket but it can add up when we remember to do little things to nurture positive relations including a positive state of mind! Hurray to the President and Provost for funding and planning a day out. Now let's do it again next year or even sooner!
Question: What are you doing to nurture a positive work environment?
Blessings! Rev. Qiyamah
Caught in the Act! Rev. Dr. Lee Barker text messaging during our retreat!
The view from Lake Michigan
Water Taxi in downtown Chicago
L-R Adam, Douglas, Sharon Welch, Mike Hogue, and Tina Porter
L-R Justine, Debbie Bieber, Nerissa Legge and Bradley Sterrenberg
The gang's all here!!!
Are we having fun yet!??
Let's get this show on the road!