The Little Things

This whole big girl job thing is something else. While I love having something to do everyday, I do miss the college days of throwing on Norts and a sorority T-shirt and being good to go. When will corporate America finally decide this is acceptable Casual Friday wear? But I really don't miss the homework. That is the absolute best.

I've been blessed to return to the school I attended the majority of my life, working on admissions, marketing and public relations. It's been a surreal experience in many ways. To finally see the fruits the hard work of those that came before me, and to keep the spirit and mission going is something I'm in awe of daily. It's also been a place of finding peace for me. There were many hardships and difficulties that I've carried with me from my high school days. I was wary I could ever over come those memories and feelings.

While I know that you don't do the right thing to be rewarded or praised, it is truly the biggest confidence booster to have people, years later, say they are impressed with how I handled things in the past, who I've become as a person, and where I am going. Those comments have been some of the biggest pain relievers I've ever experienced. I don't know that many people can go home after a long day at their first job and feel loved and truly cared for by the people they work both for and with.

So the point of this? Do right. It's hard. But it's worth it. Also, the biggest compliment you could pay someone today is to tell them that you are proud of them: what they do, who they are, how they act. Make sure the little things don't go unnoticed today.

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