Tuesday, November 27, 2012
One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, 'Is it half full or half empty?' So I drank the water. No more problem." Alexander Jodorowsky.
Today at work we had a company meeting. It was not pretty. There was talk of big changes and stepping up or stepping out. The old timers were mentioned people who have been here 25 years or more, may not like changes.
Are you talking to me? with a hip hop accent. Are YOU TALKING TO ME with an Italian accent. excuse me maybe you could quite possibly be talking to me in a little child's whispering voice. I am in such trouble or am I.
The past couple of years I have been working really hard at being a realist optimist. I see the good and potential in all but I don't wear rose colored glasses, I know there are bad apples. In fact we talked about them in the meeting. I am not one or at least i hope not.
I have worked at this company for 34 years and have an outstanding record, I am willing to work hand in hand with other departments etc. I am willing to work hard and do what needs to be done. I hope management can weed out the bad apples ,and not mistake me for one since I have a pacemaker and cost them a ton in medical coverage.
I am not good with change sprung suddenly but I try my hardest to get with the program as quick as possible. I think the road will be rocky but I can take a few lumps and bumps. Our department meeting is tomorrow and it is 45 minutes of telling us our new changes and how to do our job different and what is expected of us so we can stay and work and grow with the company. I am a company girl and will go down with the ship if need be,but I am a realist optimist so I will start looking at other options if this happens.
Today after work I took a 45 minute walk with my dog Mischa in the snow,sleet rain. I was wet, cold, tired but I was renewed and had hope for the future when I was done.
Then a friend of mine put a tape on you tube , he is a mime and he also teaches laughter yoga , and tai chi. The exercise tape was 15 minutes long and it was called Laugh along with Robert Rivest. I didn't feel much like laughing in the beginning but by the end he had me going and I felt relaxed and renewed.
I guess what I am trying to say or my message is try to be more of an optimist about life but make sure your a realist optimist also.