Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Morning

Oh Goodness... I overslept by an hour this morning. I set an alarm less than once a year - if there is something I absolutely HAVE to be at on time and it is EARLY. I wake up very early usually. I planned to be up at 4 a.m. today - but didn't wake up until 5. So I am in a hurry. I wanted to be at work at 7. I will probably be there at 7:30 instead. I have to write something for a presentation and have it delivered before 7:55. I can do that.

So I am heading back to my workplace which has turned into a nightmare. One of my co-workers said it best last week when she said it was like "going to a funeral every single day." It gets old. I am very busy, and will try to focus on the work and being an asset however I can. I would say that I would try not to get "sucked into the negative energy" or something like that, but it is such a judgmental and negative thing to say about people I love who have just found out they have lost their jobs. Of course they are going to be not acting their best! I can listen to them and care about them even though they are not bringing me joy - it is the least I can do.

And it is from hard experience that I know I can do that. I remember how it felt to be at the bottom of a pit and have people tell me that they just couldn't be my friend because I was so negative or it was a bummer man or something like that.

Thank God it is now and not then. May God bless you and keep you - until then.

9 comments:

Scott W said...

Being there for people is a huge thing. They will all appreciate it.

Gin said...

I agree with Scott. It can be hard, but completely understandable.

God Is said...

Maybe I'll make you a Little Yellow Cube. See post.

dAAve said...

Setting an alarm less than once a year is like ....

Going to a funeral every day must be a little better than going to the last funeral (which, of ocurse, will be my own).

enchantedoak said...

Your attitude of service and "I will not whine" speak volumns about your recovery. You have the kind of sobriety that blesses the people around you. Stop by my blog for a visit, and hopefully another moment of gratitude.

Syd said...

It is going to be tough for those people who lost their jobs and for those around them. A lot of grief and feelings of loss. It helps to have you there with a positive outlook. Hang in there.

Ed G. said...

I've had to live by an alarm much of my life - possibly a sign of my spiritual laziness but it has been easier to just surrender to the alarm than to expect to wake when I'm supposed to...

For me, there also seems to be something in the transitions of life (e.g. seasons) where I lose some balance.

I hope you find joy and fulfillment in all of your life today.

Blessings and aloha...

Pam said...

thinkin' of you, rosebud.

Scott said...

I do not envy your situation, I just left a most difficult career environment... I'll say a prayer for you and your friends, for God's loving hand to touch you all and bring you peace.

It's a tough spot for everyone.