The Hard, The Fun and The Beautiful - Cockroach Edition

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Where we are free to talk about the hard, the fun, and the beautiful of our work week.

There are weeks that make you feel like you are skipping on clouds, then there are other weeks when those same clouds are smothering you.

Sometimes I feel like I'm treading along and not getting to the next level. I know that it's just because I get locked in a worried cycle, but it's just hard. You know what I’m talking about.

Let's get started...


My reactions. A co-worker asked me a simple question. I can't remember exactly what the question was, but I snapped. I gave a mean face that said, “Don’t mess with me.” I saw the person's reaction and felt terrible. I just wanted to be left alone. This person didn't know that s/he was stepping into an emotional bee hive. I know better than to give in to these reactions, but I still gave in to this habit.


Eating an orange. There is something fun about eating an orange. The bright colors. The squirting juices. The sticky fingers. Oh that taste. I just love to take an orange break because I can't keep working while eating an orange. I just have to be there in that moment and just enjoy.


Cockroaches. Many of you will disagree with me on this, but today I think cockroaches are beautiful. Don't ask me tomorrow, but today they are. I used the bathroom and out popped this big ol' cockroach. My first instinct was to stomp on it, then I realized that it's just trying to clean up after me. It's because of humans that cockroaches thrive. So I knelt down and just enjoyed it's wings, legs, and antennae for all they were worth.

What about you?

What has been hard, fun and beautiful in your life? I’ll see you in the comment section.

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The workplace can be a jungle. Steve Roesler does an excellent job helping people improve communication. One of my recent favorites is The Four Things Every Employee Wants to Know.

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