Today, I learned about dignity.
Let me start off by saying that I love my job, truly. Then let me say that we had to lay off a significant number of folks today…
Here’s where the dignity comes in…
I have never seen a group of people, who could have been so divided by unfortunate circumstance, come together in love and camaraderie as I did today.
After receiving such life altering news, some of these amazing folks met the rest of us for an early lunch so that we could break bread together one last time.
Any one of these people could have exhibited a number of negative behaviors (completely natural and understandable if they had), but not one did.
We laughed, we hugged, we cried quite a bit (even the boys teared up), and we told each other many times of our feelings for each other.
I don’t have any super deep words of wisdom, no grand ideas…
I can only hope that when my day of adversity comes, I can be half the bad-ass these folks are.
They may never know the profound impact they have all had on my life, my work ethic, my sense of loyalty…
I have walked with giants, and I am so thankful to know them all.
Take time to listen to each other, to share, to tell people how you feel about them.
Today, I learned how to make lemonade.