*Thanks to my friend and former fellow volunteer, LaTresha Woodruff, for serving as today’s guest contributor. LaTresha wrote this piece for her co-workers on her two-year anniversary at her current job as a public information officer for a local police department. Hope we will all learn to expect good things in our lives, just like LaTresha!*
GOOD MORNING!!!! HAPPY THURSDAY. Hope last night went well and that you are expecting good things today. Patrol worked very diligently last night as they do each night to keep you safe. Continue to support the men and women who protect and serve us each day.
Please allow me to tell you all a little story. I wake up each morning and tell myself and those around me to “expect good things” and I often tell you guys. I just believe a great attitude of expectancy lends itself to a great day. If “not so good” things happen, with your great attitude you are able to overcome them. Well this morning I woke up and told myself and my running buddies to “expect good things.”
While getting dressed I was just bound and determined to wear a flower, I had no idea why, since I don’t do it often; last time it was for a church event. But I listened to that voice and wore my flower. I got to work and a co-worker in my morning inspiration group asked,”What’s today? January 31st?” and I answered, “Yes, oh my gosh, this is my 2 year anniversary with the Police Department!” He said, “and you have made a great impact.” I proceeded to recite something I say to people all the time, especially those who start to get anxious about their jobs and may have low morale… “Bloom where you are planted right now.”
Then it hit me!!!! I wore the flower unknowingly because of my anniversary, and I believe that I have been able to bloom where I am planted. I love working here at CPD, and I put everything into my work and will continue to come up with better ways, new ideas to get this wonderful department, it’s officers and programs more grounded in the community; after all that’s why CPD is here, to protect and serve you. So on my 2nd year anniversary, I pledge to do all I can for the department and this community. Thanks for welcoming me 2 years ago and for the support you give to me and this department! I look forward to many more anniversaries.