Journey and I are settling into our new “home”. We have found places to hike, parks to yoga in and a home where we are adored. Work can always be tricky for a temporary employee. This new assignment started a week ago, and my mind is completely blown away! I stepped into the office to be greeted by a team of happy faces, laughter, and kindness. This was such a breath of fresh air. As it is not always a welcoming experience when a temporary person walks on to the job. After a tour of the office, my seat was pointed out, where I found a frame with all new employees names featured. Mine was included in the list, and the spelling was correct! At my seat was everything I would need to succeed in orientation. My heart began to swell with delight and I could feel the tears coming behind my eyes. When I learned that all meals during our first few days of orientation were provided along with a personal travel coffee mug, the tears escaped. I apologized to my new boss as she smiled and let me know I was okay. She went a step further to make sure I knew how glad they are to have me on their team.
Such kindness in the workplace makes my heart sing. My life experiences have brought me to a place where the VERY simple gestures of life filled with compassion, consideration, and kindness are so deeply appreciated. There were times in my life that I would have not have described this orientation as extravagant and it certainly would not have brought tears to my eyes. Is this shift due to a personal history of being shit on in the professional and personal environment? Maaayyyybeee. Yet, it is wonderful evolving into a person who is grateful for the small things in life. I have come to a place where I truly understand it really is the small things that people do that create the most impact. I chose to focus on the loving gestures coming my way.
Thank you Bayada Home Health Care for treating me with such compassion, and creating an environment where I am welcome.
Simple gestures matter!