Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Tuesday Choices and More about Myself

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
I am a HSP (highly sensitive person), and I have mentioned this in previous posts before.  I tend to have a knack for feeling the feelings of others, if you understand what I am saying.  For example, if someone is depressed, they don't have to say anything, I sense it.  I am like a magnet for peoples' emotions, which can be good or bad, depending on how one looks at it.  It makes me sensitive to others' moods, feelings and/or needs, which is a good thing, but it can also affect me in a negative way...if I let it. It's funny, because I can tell straight away if someone is trying to give a hint...some people don't seem to "get" things in the sense that if someone tries to give them a hint, but I am the opposite.  

I used to work in retail as a manager and one particular employee was great!  She was punctual, reliable, hard working;  however, whenever I would ask her to work on the cash (usually I would tell her the day before what I needed her to do the next day, to prepare her), she would call in sick.  I knew straight away that since this was a regular thing that she was very uncomfortable about the cash.  I took it upon myself to talk to her, I asked her if being on the cash made her nervous, scared, uncomfortable, whatever, and she admitted it did.  So I spoke with her in detail and asked her why she was nervous on the cash, and it was simply a matter of being afraid to make a mistake.  I worked with her several times together on the cash, had her watch me, get the feel for it, and then stayed with her and let her do it while I was there.  After this she was fine.  I was so glad to have been able to figure out that she was uncomfortable with working on the cash and that I was able to help her.  Thank you for listening.

The videos I have selected for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Sorrel (Thirsty for)

Mr. Bean - Meeting the Queen

The Miracle of Little Miss Masterpiece - Iris Grace

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.
















Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share.

57 comments:

  1. Nice mix of the inspirational and humorous Linda. Both are good for the soul.

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  2. I always love it when I am your first comment - I better type fast because you have so MANY comments!!!
    It's good to be sensitive to what others feel. In this day and age - most do NOT!

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  3. (^‿^)✿

    Coucou et MERCI pour ce beau partage chère Linda !!!!

    BISOUS D'ASIE ✿ ✿ ✿
    Bon mardi !!!!

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  4. How strange, we both seem to be the same this way. I ALWAYS recognize hints, where some claim there was not a hint. I can also tell if someone is down, or nervous, etc. Maybe it comes from so many years of being a Deacon. Yet you are not one, so I think it is just a special trait that some people have. Comes in really handy, doesn't it?

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  5. This is a lovely post Linda. I know it takes a while to put them together and just wanted to say I really appreciate your hard work. You are a very empathic soul. Something we have in commin is that I can sense a person's feelings, nine times out of ten. It's a good sense to have and to help others, a little hard on us at times :)

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  6. I wish there were more leaders like you around to be patient and extend grace to the fearful! Speaking of grace, I like the one, "Extended Love."
    Bless you!
    Mary

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  7. You are a wonderful person Linda!

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  8. Inspiration quotes, so lovely, and to find out a problem and be so able to help the person, a huge step in making her workdays a place less worrying.

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  9. Saya dari indonesia.. salam kenal yah.. semoga sukses.:)

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  10. I do think I'm the same - I would be able to tell what my girl is feeling without her telling me no matter how she tries to hide it...and she's not all that good at doing that. Same with other people. LOL at Mr. Bean - he's so hilarious!

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  11. your sensitivity is a gift, and i love the way you compassionately communicated with your employee :)

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  12. ... u sure r a magnet 4 me ... at least ur blog is ... Love, cat.

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  13. passe une bonne journée ici entre soleil et gros orages
    bisous

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  14. I always love learning about you Linda. I think we are kindred spirits. :)
    Hope all is well.

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  15. I am very sensitive to other people's feelings too, sometimes it hurts!

    Love today's videos and the inspirational quotes - have a great day!

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  16. A very interesting insight Linda and good for you, being aware and taking the time to help the person with the cash work. Loved the rest as usual!

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  17. I also have that same gift from our Heavenly Father, and I agree that it can sometimes feel more like a curse.

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  18. I too am sensitive to the feelings of others and it has its pros and cons. I am glad you are able to help your co-worker over the cash issue. And Mr. Bean's video always makes me laugh...he always doing crazy things. I like the dogs picture, so feeling and loving.

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  19. Thank you for sharing more about yourself. Knowing instinctively how others are feeling is helpful if we use the gift to be an encouragement as in your thought-provoking story. As always, the quotes make me smile and also reflect on good values. I like the verse about the mind today :)

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  20. Good morning, dear Linda!

    I admire you for being in the present moment and using your Sensory Acuity to understand and help others. Mrs. Shady and I love to watch old British comedies on television and Bean is one of our favorites. That scene in which Bean meets the queen was perfectly executed and very funny. Thank you for posting it!

    Happy Tuesday, dear friend Linda!

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  21. Mr Bean and his zipper is hilarious. Only he can carry it off.

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  22. Happy Tuesday Linda... I love the quotes about recharging and breathing deeply ♡ xox

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  23. I think you were a good manager then.
    so many wise and true words I find here :)

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  24. You are a great manager. Being sensitive to your subordinate's feelings and thoughts is I think a very important quality of being a manager. This enables you to figure out the weakness of your subordinate and then work around that weakness to help develop his/her skills.

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl

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  25. As you know, Linda, I am highly sensitive like you...and as you say, it can sometimes be difficult, such as when we pick up someone else's low mood.
    But the plus sides definitely outweigh the minuses. We are natural empaths, so are in a great position to help others.
    I agree, you'll have been a brilliant manager...if only there were many more like you!
    Thank you so much for sharing more about yourself...I find it so interesting.:)

    Oh Linda...I so love the "Tierra de Animales" quote...it is just SO heart-warming!:))

    xoxoxo

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  26. Linda first of all I hope you are feeling better today. You are a very caring person and I am glad you were able to help your co-worker. Enjoyed all the videos and quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  27. J'adore Mr. Bean, il me fait toujours bien rire hi! hi!

    Bisous Linda

    Manon

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  28. That Mr. Bean is a circus.
    Good of you to pick up the problem of a worker and help her out...

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  29. It's wonderful that you can assist a person when they have a personal problem. I bet that woman is so happy that she can deal with money now. My daughter who is high autistic has a problem understanding of how to deal with money. She's always frightened when it comes to counting money. At the moment she's beginning to understand it. Did I forget to mention that she's 30 years old?
    I enjoyed the farting laugh. Have a great day Linda. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  30. What a great story about your coworker. Good for you, for helping the woman overcome her fears!

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  31. So, we call that ability as "descernment", it's actually a gift given from God (Jesus) before leaving the earth to heaven. Looks like you're practicing it and it's actually good that you help people overcome their fears. :)

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  32. The Bean sketch is hilarious, of course!

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  33. We love Mr. Bean!

    Your gifting is empathy - we need a billion more Lindas that think of others and put themselves in their place rather than make rash judgements. <3

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  34. merci pour les informations personelles Linda..

    et Mr Bean est vraiment trop drôle

    greetings

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  35. Oh I love how you shared about helping your co-worker. How I wish more people would take the time to care about someone else! Thanks for sharing that today. I love all the little sayings today. So many good ones! Happy Tuesday sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  36. Thank you for telling us about your gift, Linda. What a wonderful story. Your selections today made me laugh and cry. You really touched me! Thank you!

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  37. Mr. Bean never gets old to me!

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  38. Love the mr. Bean video, thanks for making me smile!

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  39. Mr. Bean - Meeting the Queen is hilarious Linda.

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  40. It feels good to help someone isn't it?
    You are a kindhearted woman.
    I do love mr bean!

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  41. Great quotes/photos again! Also, love the retail manager story! Good for you :)

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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  42. Sweet Linda, even if you had never shared as much with us, I would have known that you're an HSP. I'm one myself, as well as being an empath, and could sense it instantly in your caring, sweet, giving, soulful, understanding spirit. Three major cheers for us HSPs and the special, wonderful ways in which we get to experience the world. It can be tricky at times, but there are blessing to being this way as well and I wouldn't trade them for anything.

    Huge hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  43. Hahaaa...-gag, Linda !
    Mr. Bean -> always great !

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  44. Hello Linda, I hope you are having a wonderful day. Such a wonderful mix of inspiration and fun too. I will definitely show my hubby the Mr. Bean video...........he just gets the biggest kick out of Mr. Bean. Wishing you a wonderful evening.

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  45. you're beautiful, linda! :-))

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  46. If only everyone in the world could develop a little more empathy like you, the world truly would be a better place.

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  47. You have a beautiful heart Linda..

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  48. It's always a pleasure visiting you, Linda! A very sensitive post and wonderful videos and quotes! keep them coming!!!

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  49. Bise et bonne soirée ma douce Linda!

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  50. What a blessing you were to your employee. You opened up a little more of the world to her. Everyone would love to have a boss like you.

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  51. I have recently come to suspect that I am a highly sensitive person as well. It is a blessing and a curse. I also find that my feelings seem to get hurt very easily because people are often not kind or considerate in dealing with others. I try to be so careful in how I speak to others and I'm often surprised when others aren't. But I know I shouldn't be surprised. But I still am.

    I'm sure your co-worker really appreciated all your efforts to help her. Sure wish I could meet you in person!

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  52. You are an amazing manager. What you did for your employee is wonderful. :)

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  53. Very funny movie in the library..hahaha...!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  54. I really like the quote about focusing on what we *can* do! So true, that is the way to make progress. I also enjoyed reading about you, and how your ability to discern the "hint" made it so you could help the employee. I notice "hints" on this and that, but sometimes I just keep them in the back of mind without letting others know I understand what they're hinting.

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  55. I am also scare of making mistakes when I am working

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  56. Hi Linda, can sense that you are a compassionate person from your posts

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  57. You are a good manager

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