I’ve been on pretty much of an emotional roller-coaster at work.
Everybody has been so busy, and there are a lot of changes going on. And we’re all pretty much at our wits’ end.
I was on a call with a co-worker, this afternoon, and he was giving me tips on not burning out, not taking on too much, how to delegate to others. He was talking about tips he’d given one of our fellow co-workers, and as he was explaining, he said, “I love B___________, I love all you guys, I really do. And I want to help make your lives easier. That’s all.”
At first, I was a little taken aback. I’m old-fashioned, I know, with a whole lot of working history that’s trained me to keep a professional distance from everyone, including my co-workers. But then I thought about it, and I realized that that’s something I say all the time, too. “I love you guys… I love them… I love _______.”
And that’s just how we talk to and about each other at work.
Plus, it’s how I’ve talked about my co-workers many times in the past. With love. About love. For love.
Despite all my complaining about my job and the hassles and the pain and suffering that comes with it, there’s still a lot of love there. For others. From others. Even the people who drive me to distraction and keep me up at night with their political shenanigans… I love them, too. And they love me.
That’s something you don’t find everywhere — especially the company of people who get that and reciprocate and who make it easy to talk that way. At work.
So, I’m feeling pretty positive, right now. Of course, it helps that I had a little nap after work, and I have three days off. But even so, there are worse things than working with people who feel as loving towards you, as you do towards them.