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Challenging Days and a Full Moon

We all have those days every once in a while. You know the type. I’m talking about one of those days where it seems that the universe has a grudge against you. I call them test days. Your patience, resolve, strength, humor, sanity, and sunny disposition are all stretched dangerously thin on test days. Yesterday was a test day for me.

I woke up in a perfectly good mood when the alarm went off. I had a nice hot shower and emerged to find that I was running 15 minutes behind schedule. So, no sausage, egg, and cheese biscuit was forthcoming. Okay, no time to cook breakfast is a small obstacle that’s easily overcome. I keep breakfast bars in my desk at work for emergencies such of this. They aren’t what I call delicious, but they suffice.

I threw on some decent clothes, the first pair of shoes I found, and grabbed three cans of Diet Dr. Pepper and an apple on my way out the door. Then I found another source for delay, it was a bit foggy outside.

Driving in fog doesn’t bother me at all. Unfortunately, some people are afraid to get over 30 miles per hour in fog. This wasn’t like pea soup fog. This was more like wispy cloud fog. Only the low lying areas had visibility issues with tiny tendrils snaking onto the road. Don’t get me wrong, I’m careful. Deer and other critters love to move around when it’s foggy.

I managed to make it to work on time despite the overly cautious commuters and the universe. All sorts of challenges awaited there. The full moon seems to bring out the crazy in people. From duplicate invoices to confused clients, my coworkers and I handled each challenge as it arose. As I told the gang, it was Full Moon Monday. Every one of us dealt with something unusual today.

It was okay, though. The coffee was hot and strong. The friendly faces I see every day were still friendly. My lunch break was only interrupted twice, which wasn’t that big of a deal because all I had was a peanut butter sandwich. We all survived the day and its challenges together because we are a team.

I am choosing to be optimistic that today will be a better day. We got all the weird stuff behind us. We have a great deal for which to be thankful. We are gainfully employed. We make a real difference in many people’s lives. We all like each other most of the time. Most importantly, we understand each other, which is what makes our team strong. Together, we can handle all of the crazy the universe throws at us. Therefore, I’m deeming today to be Tremendous Tuesday and hoping for the best.

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