Day #7 of working 9+ hour days without a day off…I am exhausted, worn out, run down, burned out, and oh-so-ready for my beloved, much-anticipated day off tomorrow. Priority #1: sleeping in! Priority #2: taking a nap!
The other morning I was grumpier than a just-awakened, starving, thirsty grizzly bear with a hangover and a hangnail (this is mighty grumpy, mind you), but I forced a smile and assisted an older man who needed help reading and writing everything, and he needed everything explained to him more than once since he could barely hear. In the middle of listening to me repeat myself again and explain things to him again as patiently as I could, he caught my eyes and said gently, “The world needs more people like you.”
I lay in bed this morning after pummeling the snooze button, snuggled up on my side, listening to the rain. It was lulling and rhythmic, and I wished I could stay right there, curled up, letting the rain soothe me back to sleep. I’m sure the overtime will make all this worth it…almost!
How far that little candle throws his beams!