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

Downtown Chicago

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!

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