November 4, 2010
i found a side door left unlocked and raced to the phone just as it hung up in my face - it immediately rang again and the caller hung up on me. as i dashed to my office, after forwarding the phone to mine, it rang a third time where the caller asked for my assistant and i said angerily, that she was not in and he asked "did she ask you to tell me that"
i stomped off to my office, wet and angry.
today's gratitude: as i cool off, and think about how this situation could be different. i could have answered my phone this morning or checked my messages - she left me one earlier stating that she would be in later. i could have made time to pick up a key and i would not have been locked out of my office or had to find a way to "break in". and if i had taken more responsibility about getting up earlier instead always allowing myself to be in at the last minute, then i would not be so anger. and i laugh because a good friend always tells me, when you point the finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at you. so i'm grateful for good friends that put me in my place. i'm grateful for the ability to laugh at myself. and i'm grateful for the assistant too...even on days i get flustered and a bit angry. i know we will work this out.
today on my i-pod: you wanted more (tonic), free ride (edger winter), sunshine (jonathan edwards), roll on (little willies), get over it (the eagles), lithum (nirvana)