In my job, you see a lot of the best in people… and the worst, I'll have you know, but I make a daily choice of (re-)focusing on the good. I'm sure you think the same of your jobs, but I can only speak for mine, so bear with me.
Yesterday evening I received a lovely email from a colleague saying I was amazing to be doing what I'm doing. It was sweet and warmed me inside. Also, for the millionth time in the last year, and more specifically the last three months, it made me marvel at how incredibly lucky I am to have such a fantastic team supporting and helping me.
I am not amazing – I am LUCKY! I am pulling this project off because this team provides me with a happy working environment, holds my hand, pats me on the back, has my (whole) back!, helps me with things outside their comfort zone, and are fantastic go-getters and troubleshooters. They've kept me more sane then they can image, possibly because I don't look so sane to them these days, but hey, I'm hanging in there.
The majority of these people are doing very different jobs to mine; they don't have to help out, and certainly not as much as they do. But yet they're finding time in their day to contribute and be nice. Yep, nice, that in itself has to be valued.
Every day, amidst the chaos that is my inbox and my to-do lists and my insanity levels, I try my best to thank them, but ultimately I can never find the words (ironic, huh?). Words so powerful they could convey all that I feel for them. It would be like typing it all in caps and bold and making it as big as the distance to the sun… and back! So in spite of my best efforts, they will never know how much they mean to me. But I do.
They are amazing. Me? I'm just lucky!
In case you're wondering, they don't read my blog so they won't find out I've just called them amazing in public! Phew, that was close!