I’ve dotted all my I’s and crossed all my T’s and I’m not sure there is anything left for me to do before this trip.
Wait, I do know what is left to do….. pack. I haven’t purchased or packed one dog gone thing for this trip. Tomorrow will be the day for me to get my own things in gear and to run the errands I need to run before we leave.
Tonight we had a meeting of the families. About 150 people turned out to ask a few questions and clarify some information, hear the kids sing and eat some cake.
I must say, I was proud of a few things:
1. There were very few questions. That means I’ve done my job right!
2. The few questions there were, were very easy to answer. That means I’ve done my job right.
3. The amount and duration of the applause I got was humbling. The boss even was surprised by it and it ended when I signaled that that was enough! WOW…. I mean WOW…. um, did I say WOW?!
I believe in doing the best that I can. I don’t want to put my name out there attached to something that isn’t the best I could do. I’d like to think that everyone is this way, but I guess they are not. So when I get thunderous applause I wonder how to take it. I’m not someone who must be front and center, dancing in the spotlight. Far from it. I’m very happy I’m appreciated and the thanks and applause and the well wishes are all very very much appreciated, I just don’t seem to take them as well as I should.
But tonight, I smiled and nodded and smiled and it felt good for awhile.
Ah… life is good sometimes!