I only worked in the office three days this week, but it wasn’t an easy three days.
The company I am working for is steadily changing focus and cutting staff. Five folks had been let go in the last month and we were told two more had to go this week. Discussions ensued on who it should be.
Our customer service team seemed safe for a bit, but twists and turns later, we had to choose one of our own to go. The other was from a different department.
It was heart breaking, as this is a young man with a great heart.
So, driving into work yesterday with sadness still joining me, I heard a clip of Tennessee Ernie Ford on the radio.
I sometimes put on my headphones and pull up one of the music streaming sites and play tunes. Yesterday I put the search in to play a station built around music of and similar to Tennessee Ernie Ford. I was rewarded with great songs of folk, hymns and honky tonk style.
It was exactly what I needed. Just the fact that I was listening to someone with the name Tennessee helped to remind me to not lose all of the incredible good energy I came home with from the trip there earlier in the week.
The songs were of struggle, love, devotion, praise. All that I was feeling and good reminders to focus on the better things in life.