Life is a struggle and then someone makes you smile

This week has been rough.  I came back from a week’s vacation to utter chaos the first day back.  I’ve been smoothing out small upsets all week -with staff and customers- trying to keep everything flowing and everyone positive on a daily basis  and have been, basically, trying to keep up with the overwhelming amount of work that comes with adding a new staff member with a new caseload while trying to still juggle the regular work from all the other staff.  It’s been Crazy but I survived and on Monday, I will celebrate my 3 year anniversary of being a supervisor.

And to think, I used to complain I was bored…

Well, between the current craziness at my full-time job and the marketing/promoting/advertising of my 2nd job as an Author, while completing and editing my 4th book to send to my Publisher, running a Valentine’s Day contest/giveaway, drumming up more Likes for my page, interacting with my fans (which I Always love), writing blog posts, entering spotlights, adding my bio and info. to new sites and taking care of a family- whew- it’s amazing I’m still here and sane.

I’ve been a little stressed, sleepless, and my comments have less of a filter than before and I know – – – I need to relax but I keep going.  I’ve been living on caffeine, chocolates, and bad-really bad food that’s quick and easy.  So today, when I drove up to a stop light and saw a man with a cardboard sign making his way down a row of cars, I did what I normally do.  I grabbed a bag of non-perishable food that I always have in my car, rolled down the window and asked him if he wanted some food.  I was pleasantly surprised when he perked up, said “Absolutely!” and rushed over to my car.  What an amazing uplift that was for me and I wish the guy well and a warm, comfortable place to sleep all his nights.  It’s always wonderful when a person appreciates what you do and you never know when it might happen.  I find that when you need it, little joys occur for you to help you realize that you mean something.  They pop up as reminders for you to keep doing what you’re doing regardless of how tired you are and how  stressful life can be.  Everything we do has a purpose and when we falter, something comes in to tell us to go on.

So for all you lovely readers out there, thanks for taking the time to read my blog post.  The quote is true:


May you be well and blessed, always.

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