Back to Work

Yesterday was a hoot. If any of you have ever sent your boss an email and they respond to you addressing you by another person’s name, you will get a chuckle from this. I have been out of work for almost a week due to my surgery. My assistant and another manager’s assistant have helped me cover. I received in the mail a notice about the plumbing inspection coming due, so I emailed my boss to inquire if I needed to follow up on that notification. He emailed back thinking I was my assistant, a man, and told him no, that the city would follow up with us. I wouldn’t have responded, but I’m not a man and had signed the email, so I wanted him to know that I was paying attention. No matter what we do in life, it’s the little things that make the most difference. Most of us like acknowledgment with the correct name. It would be different if I worked at a big company, but this is a small one with about twenty stores. There are about fifty employees in the entire company. That’s why I had to laugh.

Later on, I saw one of my favorite customers and her puppy. It’s always great to see people who put a smile on your face when you’re at work. Well, I know that my body has limitations. I am acutely aware of how fortunate I am to be back at work. I made the calls for my folks running late on their payments and finished out the day with a rental.

Today’s blog is going to be short and sweet. The biggest thing I hope you all take away from this is that when you have major surgery and recuperate, it is always a blessing to get back to doing the things you love to do. In my case, I love to work and meet with people. I enjoy the energy that other folks give me. And I genuinely enjoy making a difference in someone’s day.

Keep smiling with him when you’re in pain. Don’t let others make you feel inferior, and do everything you can to enjoy the day. A positive attitude can get you through some dark times. Have a great day, everyone.

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