After a lovely couple of weeks off, on Monday I went back to work. I was very Aware that seemed more excited than the majority of colleagues. It’s not that I was excited but I figured I may as well get the most out of what I had to do! Tuesday was slightly more of a struggle, but there were 4 things that happened that made it easier to get through. This reminded me of a previous post Providing SOS. In that post I referred to SOS standing for spoonfuls of sugar, little helpful things that make a difference to others. But this SOS is Simplicity of Smiles.
The four things that happened yesterday
- My colleague had put my soup in the microwave to heat up, which was lovely. But then admitted that she’d originally put her soup in the fridge to heat – a real LOL moment!
- My friend sent me videos of our God daughter sitting at the table ringing us up (on a hairbrush) saying hello and asking us how we are. Two videos, one phoning me and one the husband. I smiling from ear to ear
- Another friend sent me a photo of her son who was loving playing with a toy we’d got him for his birthday. Again – after an ‘interesting’ afternoon I was smiling again
- Finally, I was staying to mark books and went for a necessary walk. I bumped into a colleague who said he’d found a photo of me, from when he was sorting out things. He said he’d put it in my tray. I must have looked slightly worried about this but he said “no, it’s great, it’s barely rcognisable as you. I am so proud of how fantastically you’ve done.’ Again I was smiling!
Never underestimate the power of a smile.