Please don’t think you were slighted because you didn’t receive a Christmas/New Year’s card this year. I didn’t forget you, I just didn’t get around to sending any.
I started my annual Christmas Card this year, but it was hard. So many memories, so many stories, so little space, no decent photos of the kids.
I had ones with Devin with a girl that is no longer in the picture, I had a few of Galen with the dog before he moved out. (Galen moved out, not the dog).
I couldn’t figure out how to consolidate a year that was so amazing for us.
2016 ended and people were saying what a horrid year it was and worldwide and socially it was bereft for many, but I felt as though I was in an alternate universe where I had a magical year.
So, I’m going to effort posting some of those stories before they get so buried that I never share.
I may need shorten some and leave out the visuals so that I can just relay more quickly, but it is a goal for me to do.
So prepare for a Christmas card that doesn’t come in the mail, but will come in short and hopefully frequent clips.
Last week was one of those weeks that should have been destined to be a challenge. Half the office had been sick the week prior but still managed to come to work.
I have prided myself on not getting a cold virus for the past year or so, but over the weekend, this one had grabbed and took me down too.
So the week started with nearly all of us not feeling our best.
The other factor for the week was that it was a full moon. If you don’t believe the full moon affects at least part of the masses, then you haven’t worked in customer service or a psychiatric ward (some days those jobs seem interchangeable)
So when Wednesday came around and I found myself getting to work with a undeniable feeling that it was going to be an amazing day, I had nothing to base it upon. But some things you just know.
I declared early on that the day was going to be a “miracle” day! I got the usual “whatever” looks from the early morning crew.
But then miracles did start to happen. Cases that had been unworkable were suddenly completed. People who had delayed orders, had gotten delivered. Technicians had made appointments for service calls when they said there was no openings.
Pretty soon, I wasn’t some Pollyanna spewing rainbows and butterflies as others were starting to chime in with their miracle for the day too. I can’t even tell you how much fun it was to see the office switch from complaining about the next crazy customer to finding the next miracle in our day.
It spilled over to Thursday and Friday too!
I hope you had some miracles in your week too.