Workouts: Monday – 3 miles at a leisurely pace after dinner. Tuesday – 45 min. walk before work, 20 min. stroll at lunch and 30 min. walk after dinner. It’s a gorgeous day – can you tell I need to be outside?
I had a long chat with one of my coworkers, Proposal Girl, today.
In fact, my coworkers have nicknamed me Lucy. It could be because I have an office with a door. I’m the resident therapist.
You know, I also think it’s because listening skills are a dying art. No one knows how to listen any more. I’m a good listener. Sometimes it does not serve me well.
Today, I’m sad for Proposal Girl. She’s extremely stressed at work – she has to work closely with Obnoxious Sales Guy. When he bugs me, I just close my door. Go away, Obnoxious Sales Guy.
But I was happy to listen to Proposal Girl today. She also has an extremely high-maintenance family and her mother lives with her. Yikes! She struggles with her weight and is trying to keep to Weight Watchers (with some success). And she has a bad marriage behind her with no interesting romantic prospects ahead.
I’m happy to lend my sympathetic shoulder. Happy to.
It also makes me appreciate my calm and lovely life. I love my house. I tolerate my job (but really like my boss). I have nice friends, some money in the bank and my 15 year old Honda starts every single morning. I have a great family and if I don’t have a sweetie at the moment, well, that’s just fine (for now).
Blessings, including this lovely day.