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A revelation -


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Last week, at work, sadly......one of our customer's died very suddenly while purchasing supplies for his next job.

On the phones at the time, I made certain that 911 was fully involved and then resumed taking care of our telephone customers.

Didn't realize how much that effected me until yesterday when we had a crisis meeting with the people that were directly involved.

I have 9 pounds on me in one week. It occurred to me that I have been overeating without even realizing what I was doing! Obviously - that crisis meeting came just in time!!

Whew!!

Blessings, prayers and positive energy being sent to the family and friends of our customer as they struggle through the next few weeks of farewell......

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KTISFOCUSED 3/15/2013 10:50PM

    I am so sorry for what you went through. I'm glad your employer is offering crisis management for all of you. I used to work at a Y and we had a couple of deaths really closely and I still remember how overwhelmed I felt. And yes, overeating is definitely a comfort you may have needed so no beating yourself up. It was just a temporary thing.

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SARALEE11 3/14/2013 10:48PM

    Aww.. Kathy!! That's terrible :( Thank you for sharing your story, and I hope it helps you work through it yourself! witnessed a fatal accident several years back, and things like that really do take a toll on our emotions.

Let's not take our precious lives for granted. emoticon

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TRUTHNOW2 3/14/2013 2:50PM

    I am glad you realized what was going on for you both physically and psychologically. i am sending thoughts full of healing and comfort your way. be kind and patient with yourself.

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FP4HLOSER 3/14/2013 1:22PM

    So sorry for your loss. Some might say:"Oh--it wasn't a close friend or family" but having been in retail---your regular customers are sometimes just as close! Praying for the family.

It's so crazy easy to get off track--like you said, you don't even realise you are doing it! Just take it one meal, one snack at a time! emoticon


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FRANNIEDID 3/14/2013 1:13PM

    That kind of thing creeps up on you I think. I did not realize how much stress eating I was doing until one day I found myself in the kitchen looking for anything at all to eat and realized I was already full! We do it mindlessly!

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CJJANISS 3/14/2013 12:27PM

    emoticon for your loss

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AKATHLEEN54 3/14/2013 11:29AM

    Wow, so sorry to hear that news. It just goes to show that you never know what each moment of every day will bring and how we will react to it. Blessings to your customers family and I am glad that you and your co-workers go some much needed intervention. Bless you as well and good luck getting back on track. emoticon emoticon

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