Day 65: Appreciation

Every once in a while I have this spark of appreciation for someone.

I think most people go through their days not really seeking to make an impact but doing the minimum to get by. Including with relationships.

But sometimes someone does something or says something that restores faith in humanity.

I am so burnt out at work. I am not happy with any of the life I have built. My relationships are on shaky ground and I am finding myself, for the first time, choosing to figure a way to stay in them instead of shutting people out… even though I am doing just that for a minute to get my head around some things. I am completely overwhelmed and frustrated.

I sat in my bosses office bawling and telling her how terrible I felt because I was not giving the best of me to my clients and patients and I just didn’t have it in me.

She told me it was okay. She told me it was okay to take time off if I needed. It was okay to take care of myself even if that meant moving on. She told me she knew I wouldn’t do a “bad” job even if it was below my standard of care. And then…. she kept the conversation to herself.

Her kindness and confidentiality meant the world to me. Not many people are like that.

I let her know how much I appreciated her. It made me feel good, and her feel good.

And suddenly I felt a little lighter.

Show your gratitude, express yourself. We never know how much time we have left and I for one, want the people in my life to know how much I care about them. ❤ ❤

Image by Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay

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