Today was a day that did not start out like every other one this week. Today I woke to find the Pixies quietly watching a movie, and it struck me how quickly things are changing around me. Have I stayed exactly the same as every other day? It is my wish that I grow a little each and every day; a little wiser, a little softer, a little slimmer – have to toss that one into the mix. The only constant in my life is change, and I am learning to embrace it.
Today I am grateful for peaceful mornings. During the school year mornings are always rushed and it seems there is always a crisis. I think Pixie is Fey for Diva; this morning I wondered who the children in my living room were, surely this was some evil plot to lure me into complacency. And while it might have been some kind of sinister plan – today I will grab it with both hands and be thankful for the peace.
Today I am thankful driving meditations. While I drive into work I am usually listening to the radio, I listen to classical to keep me calm through the orange pylon forest that has crept up over the last three months. Today I was unable to bring in any station clearly, so I had the radio off and no music at all. The rhythmic sound of the wheels turning, and wind twisting through the open windows, was a nice backdrop to the story that I was spinning in my head. I truly enjoy being able to focus on just the two things, my speed and my story. As an interesting aside, I noticed that on every single road I was on, had at least one construction crew on it. I wonder if the pylon’s are unionized.
Today I am thankful for my customers. Corporate escalations has the possibility of being legions of angry people trying to push their way through the front line and into the deep pockets of corporate America. For me, the situations in which the customer finds themselves embroiled in a bitter pushing match, will only serve one purpose; to alienate the customer, who is the only one who can spend their money. Today felt like Christmas, I was able to take situations that had people frustrated to the point of yelling and with very little effort, having them thank me for calling. The sense of immediate gratification that I get from those contacts in particular, make the entire job worth doing.
Today I am thankful for my Darling Husband. I came home to find the Pixies bathed and ready for bed, and my dinner waiting for me on my table. After a long day, as rewarding as it was, I just needed the warmth and comfort of his embrace. He has already turned in for the night and won’t be home when I wake up in the morning so the few stolen moments will have to last. Thank goodness for the weekend when we can spend some time relaxing and talking, together.
Today I am grateful for full days. Today was a day filled with upset customers, and completely messed up situations. Today I did not have the time to think about any of common worries I carry around in my head. I didn’t have time to think of the Pixies’ doctors visit, or the upcoming mortgage payment. Today I talked to over 30 customers, I resolved 7 cases, and pared down a bit of email. Today was full, with every moment used, not wasted with idleness. When I fall into bed tonight I will fall asleep knowing I couldn’t have squeezed in another thing.
With each day that passes on these pages, small changes are are occurring throughout my world. The changes are not big and loud and boastful. The way to make changes in the world, is to change. I am not sure who originally said it but, words to live by – change your mind to change your life. Are you changing, growing, developing?
I thankful for the changes in my life.