Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A few emails from our lovely contributor, Carrie

Dear Scott Walker,I OPPOSE senate bill 22 and so much more. Today is Memorial Day, and I hope everyone had an opportunity to thank military servicemen, servicewomen, and their families for the sacrifices they endure. I OPPOSE senate bill 22 and so much more.

 Dear Scott Walker,
I OPPOSE senate bill 22 and so much more. I know that technically I did not email you last night. I was visiting my family, so I did not send an email. I did, however, write an email and saved it to send today. You can let me know if you feel like we should start our count over again or not. Here is my letter written on 5/28/11 and emailed on 5/29/11:

Dear Scott Walker,
I OPPOSE senate bill 22 and so much more. How was your Saturday? I got to spend mine with my husband, mom, step-dad, sister, twin nieces, nephew, and 6 dogs. Does that sound busy? It was! We were up pretty early and spent a couple of hours getting cereal and talking. Then we got to work. We dug up and transplanted some yucca plants, put a canopy on a gazebo, planted flower seeds, moved dirt from a pile and spread it down to plant grass seed, planted grass seed, and watered plants. We got a lot done, and we could not have done it without each other. We cooperated and used teamwork. Have you had a chance to cooperate and use teamwork lately? It is amazing when people cooperate and use teamwork because you can get more done in less time. Plus, everyone contributes, which creates a feeling of mutual dependence and importance. People work within their areas of strength and also learn about the strengths of others. Throughout these experiences, people have the opportunities to learn new strengths and information, as well. I know from personal and professional experience that when we all genuinely want each other to succeed, we make sure that we all succeed because we are on the same team working together. When we are more concerned with what is "in it for us" and "who is going to get the credit" we do not always put forth our best effort. Sometimes we can harbor feelings of resentment or negativity when we feel someone else is going to get credit for all of our work. Remember there is no "I" in team. Today we all worked had in different ways at different times, and in the end everything turned out great! Additionally, we got the work done so quickly that we were able to go for four-wheeler rides, play soccer, and throw balls and frisbees for the dogs. 

You may think, "Great, you were working with your family doing "fun" things, so of course you all had a great time and completed the work with smiles on your faces." I assure you that I would not have chosen to do any of those activities today. Getting bit up by mosquitoes and black flies while smelling your own armpits is not my idea of fun. Working together, contributing, talking, interacting, completing a project, and accomplishing a task with others is what makes it fun. The task and the people will always change, the "fun" will not. Fun is what you make it!

I had a phenomenal Saturday, and I hope you did too. I OPPOSE senate bill 22 and so much more.

Since this is sort-of a letter within a letter, so I OPPOSE senate bill 22 and so much more. 

Dear Scott Walker,I OPPOSE senate bill 22 and so much more. I do not have time to write a detailed email today. I just wanted to make sure that you know and it gets recorded that I OPPOSE senate bill 22 and so much more.


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