Last week I stopped adding sugar to my food and stopped eating chocolate. I have to abstain, I cannot moderate. Here's what happened when I had to do the food shopping.Read More
- Sheila was humble and unafraid to show it. She showed no ego about being blown away by things that others would find mundane.
- Generous. She would write you a note because she was thinking of you. She'd bring you a book to read if she thought you'd enjoy it, even if you'd be challenged by it. She'd bring you a plant cutting from her garden because she thought you'd like it. Wonderful, yes?
- Curious. If Sheils didn't know something she'd ask you all about it, in a simplistic 'Wow, I had no idea. Tell me more about xyz, or more specifically, why is the xyz about the xyz?'
- She also had a wicked, dirty sense of humour that seemed so at odds with her religious beliefs but were absolutely hilarious.
- Sheila was so honest about her feelings, yet also delightfully tactful. I never wanted to disappoint her because she respected everyone so greatly that I always wanted to show her the same respect. In a society where it's often easier to gloss over that someone has hurt your feelings, or express it in a passive aggressive way, Sheila's simple yet workable approach was such a breath of fresh air. The environment that we worked in often left me guessing as to where I stood with my superiors, but never with Sheils.