Friday, May 25, 2007

There are days...

Sometimes you have those days where things go so strangely wrong.

You say (or write) the wrong thing, you hurt someone's feelings, stick your foot in your mouth, you don't get enough sleep, you have too much work to do and can't find time to eat and feel sick and forget to do important things or can't figure out how to prioritize.

All you want to do is go sit outside where the sun is shining, but you can't because this is life and you've got to muddle through somehow.

And then, in the middle of it all, you get an email that makes it so much better:

"THANKS to everyone for all your hard work - we are really creating a remarkable thing here! It is not often in life that one has the chance to work on a project of this scope, energy and importance. Even if we are all exhausted today, we are pretty fortunate."

And I remember how lucky I am to be where I am, doing what I'm doing, knowing the people that I know and having all the advantages I do.

I remember that my real friends know that I mean well - I am not a horrible person. That my work deadlines are probably the most important to ME and that everyone else might not even notice if it's not all done today. I remember that my family will always be happy to see me and spend time with me, even when I make mistakes. I remember that the sun IS shining, but it will shine for many months and I can enjoy it later.

For now, I have an important project to work on that I believe in and that I am proud to be a part of.

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