Wednesday, March 16, 2011

TWENTY-ONE YEARS


21 years!  Yup ... Two Decades + One Year!


Not years of age (hmmmm, a gal can dream, can't she)?;

Nor an anniversary of wedded bliss (THAT ended in half the time)!

No, these flowers represent 21 years of continuous employment with the same Employer.

But they weren't presented as a token of loyalty or a pat-on-the-back for a job well done!

They were simply a beautiful & generous surprise from a thoughtful colleague who wanted to take a moment and recognize my years of service.

It's those special friends and co-workers who surround and support us daily that make 21 years feel as though it were just yesterday!
 

Cheers - Lisa

38 comments:

  1. Congrats Lisa! Sometimes the least expected acknowledgment and/or gratitude can be the most life changing. Cheers to your colleague for taking the time to make a difference in your life.

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  2. Congratulations! What a wonderful colleague to think of you. They're beautiful! I have a coworker who is the bees knees and it makes all the difference in the world. In fact, I'll be celebrating 22 years in just a few weeks. And no, not age either, or wedded bliss, mine ended in half the time too. : )

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  3. What a sweet gesture..though the flowers are beautiful it is the thought behind them...

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  4. What a beautiful token of appreciation!

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  5. The flowers are gorgeous Lisa! What a beautiful bouquet! :)

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  6. Lisa,
    Congrats they are beautiful!!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  7. Wow is that ever an accomplishment! I've been at the same place for 18 years, last month so I can relate, just a little.

    And the flowers are too sweet... LOVE the pot that are in. Your co-worker must really "know" you to pick something out that is sooo perfect!!

    Congrats Lisa!

    ~Chris

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  8. Congrats! Both the vase and flowers are BEAUTIFUL!

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  9. Sooo well done Lisa! CONGRATULATIONS!
    and how blessed you are to have such friends")!!
    they're luscious ~ EnJOY !
    HaPpY St. Patrick's day over at FHC when you're ready for a party ~ Welcome!

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  10. Hi Lisa, Congrats! That is a long time with one employer. I'm glad you still enjoy it. A beautiful bouquet for a beautiful person! Enjoy!
    ~ Julie

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  11. Lisa...beautiful arrangement
    for a beautiful lady...
    21 years with one employer
    well done =) best wishes
    for more years to come =)
    BEAR HUGS xxxx ~victoria~

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  12. That's wonderful, so glad someone did something special to recognize your milestone. Congrats on 21 years!

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  13. That's great that someone took the time and effort to recognize you and everything you've done! I had very similar coworkers at my last job... it just makes going to work everyday a little easier when you have great coworkers.

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  14. Lisa Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment. I haven't done anything that long. Your home is beautiful. Love the flowers and container they are in. judy

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  15. Congratulations! The flowers are beautiful!

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  16. Hi Lisa, Congratulations on 21 years with the same company. You are obviously respected and admired by your co-workers- such a lovely arrangement! I especially like the antique looking floral container.

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  17. Congratulations!! Thats amazing and very thougtful. Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog. Gandmothers are so precious We were both lucky to have them as part of our lives! hugs Anu

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  18. Congratulations! It's so nice when someone is so thoughtful as to send flowers!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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  19. Lisa, you do not know how lucky you are to work with someone who would take the time to do something that nice for you!
    I used to work with the same 2 girls for over 20 years. They were my best friends. One retired and the other left nursing all together. Now I work with a guy that as soon as he opens his mouth , I want to stuff a sock in it. And the few others that fill in part time have nothing in common with me so work is no longer the place were I used to have fun!
    Congrats to you on 21 years!! I will be hitting 33 years with the same Health System in Sept.
    By the way, I LOVE your fireplace!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  20. I first I was thinking, AWWW, sweet hubby, then as I read on I was thinking that sure is a milestone that you have worked for the same place that long. That is rare these days...How sweet of your colleague....

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  21. Congratulations Lisa - that is quite an accomplishment. Years ago people expected to work in one place until they retire - what you've accomplished is not that common any more. It is wonderful when you spend so much time with co-workers that you're able to develop friendships. I have been a stay-at-home mom/wife since my son was 2 (he's now 24). I began home schooling my children and will complete my third child's schooling this May. I am looking to get a part-time job - so I hope to find good co-workers like yours!
    God Bless - Hope you have a marvelous day,
    Kathy

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  22. Gorgeous flowers sweetie! Congratulations!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  23. You sure have some wonderful co-workers. They're beautiful and I love the vase.

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  24. Lisa, I'm so glad you enjoy bad humour as much as I do! Let's keep those great jokes coming....

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  25. dear lisa congratulations is not hard to see you are veru beautiful person and you coworker knowing too enjoy you flower they are very pretty too. I wich they be more people so beutiful inside and out like you!

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  26. Lisa,
    thank you for the visit AND the sweet comment.
    I hope you enjoy your weekend!!
    I love the window you have in front of your fireplace :)
    Suzann ~xoxox~

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  27. How nice to be able to work with people that appreciate what you do. And such a lovely expression of their thanks. Enjoy ~ the flowers are lovely.

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  28. Such a lovely gesture from your co-worker. I'm at 21 years in my second full-time job too. My how the years fly. Enjoy your lovely flowers.

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  29. Lisa, These flowers are just so special. The colors are lovely and the vase is gorgeous. congrats on a long employment record, you are one of few people who stay somewhere that long. what a wonderful co-worker!! Thanks for coming by today--love your visits.
    ann

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  30. Lisa, those are beautiful, what a thoughtful gift. 21 years is a long time in this day and age! Congratulations!

    Thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits!

    hugs
    Barb

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  31. Hello Lisa,
    Thanks for dropping into my blog. I have been so busy I haven't had time or else I have been sick in bed. But now spring is here and with the exception of a nasty hacking cough I am back to normal.
    Your bouquet is gorgeous!!! Congratulations on your 21 aniversary with the same employer!!!
    I have read some of your past posts and would be interested in getting together with you later this spring or in the summer. I live east of you, just north east of Belleville. Let me know what you think!
    Have a great week!
    Warm hugs, Laura

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  32. You are just getting started.
    My husband had worked at the same
    co for 39 years.

    Pamela

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  33. What a wonderful gesture your colleague/friend did for you!

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  34. Congratulations, Lisa on 21 years of loyal service with the same company. Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. I have been with the same company for 31+ years. It is through my job, that I have made many lifetime friends. Be thankful for all of the wonderful colleagues who have touched your life. I know I am.
    Love and Blessings,
    Debbie

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  35. Congratulations! I'm sure you work for a wonderful company but no matter who they are -- they got the best end of the stick and I'm sure they know it. Love the flowers! Enjoy them, Lindy

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  36. Did they give you the container too or was that yours? Either way a super thoughtful gift. What a sweet surprise. Thank you for your visit and comment. I appreciate that you can relate!!!

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