I’ve always envied bloggers. Good ones particularly – making me laugh (and think) with their witty comments and poignant turns of phrase. I was thrilled to be asked to blog for Paraclete – and somehow hoped that pithy prose would just flow out in a relaxed, readable, stream of consciousness style.
Then it took me the better part of 4 days just to come with a pen name!
I love my job. I stand (literally) at my desk making phone calls to parishes, diocese, and schools all over the country. For the better part of 7 hours each day I talk about Paraclete products to Priests, DRE’s, teachers, principals, pastoral care associates, etc.It’s not a job I aspired to – sales has never been my thing – but it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Somehow – by sharing the vision of Paraclete with people of common faith and dedication – relationship begins.
I have “customers” – people I have never seen, only talked on the phone – that I consider close friends. How does that happen?
I’m glad it does.
September: it’s the time of year for new beginnings, new starts and fresh vision! At Paraclete our sales year runs from September through August, so we are listening and praying about new ideas as we begin again. I always find starting over difficult, especially after the completion of a long project or pushing towards a goal. I’d like to take a break, but God always seems to have another plan, a new horizon to keep our creative juices flowing, and to keep us at the edge of what we can do in our own strength, and drawing us towards him! A portion of our grape vineyard grows right outside of our window – this time of year the color of the grapes deepens each day – a reminder of the circle of new life and harvest.