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Hump Day

How has Hump Day been to you?

This day has presented itself with many humps, it seems. I had a satisfying work day (working with 14 kids, changing diapers, re-organizing a classroom, etc.) and made it to a doctor's appointment, however, I feel unable to rest. It seems like these days keep getting longer and longer and the heat is aggravating.

Maybe it is just the sense of being in the habitual phase of "this is the work that you have to do today, so get it done" -that made it seem successful yet mundane at the same time. This statement does not mean that the work I do is unremarkable; days without major incidents are ideal in a childcare setting. But I think this experience can apply to anyone who has only had an "okay" day.

Yes... the weather must be affecting my mood! One thing I appreciate and wish everyone could have is a stable work environment in which co-workers value their work and not let the work define them. It would be nice to greet someone with a "good morning" and exchange pleasantries throughout the day. Sometimes, people are negative. Perhaps they are used to being so negative that they are blind to how people perceive them or maybe it is as simple as they just don't care. Or, they gossip to gossip. *These people should have clear tape placed over their mouths. That way, we will all see when a lie is about to cross over their lips.

But before I go off on a tangent, I think it is really important to be nice to people you work with and be grateful. No matter what you think of a colleague, remember that they are in the same workplace with you. Stop the preconceived notions you make up--- because they usually tend to be wrong. Don't spread rumors about a person that you haven't said "good morning" to as they come to work.

None of this "gossiping" happened to me today but I felt like sharing. There is so much going on in people lives and we should be encouraging and enriching; not tearing down. We don't need a reminder of anything that might be happening in our personal lives and have them show up at work. Actually, if gossiping and being negative is your self description, a.k.a. your "M.O."- get that checked.

If there is a problem, be a good adult and fix what is broken. Take care of yourself and treat others with love and consideration. Look up the Golden Rule. If you're gossiping at work you're obviously not doing your job.

So, my challenge to you is to ask your colleagues "How are you?" And, possibly say "Good morning!", if you usually don't extend polite salutations. (Disclaimer: I think this probably works best when speaking with intent and truth- not fake "essence.") Also, please remember "it's okay to be happy with a calm life."

Happy Hump Day❤️💕✌️👏

Until next time, Goodbye! さよなら!And adiós!

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