Each Day is a New Beginning

The Contented Cat is moving back to WordPress – the next few posts are reposts of the deleted ones.

As I drove away from my final place of employment, the words, “Father, forgive them, for

they know not what they do” came to mind.  Not what I expected, but it was the perfect

way to describe bosses who were so bad at their jobs that even though I am a fan of Steve Carell,

I was unable to watch The Office until 2010!

And so began my journey in acceptance . . . . I applied for Social Security Disability while

looking for another job.  The other job never happened.

I complained a lot for the next few months, and got it out of my system.  I soon realized

that only my closest friends knew what a good worker I was and that was not my fault

that I was forced into retirement.  Others gave me a funny look and I realized that they

had no empathy for me and that I was feeling like a victim.  Maya Angelou said it much

more eloquently than I can,“Whining is not only graceless, but it can be dangerous. It can

alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood.”

I stopped being a victim.  I took control of my life and started reading, sewing, and doing

all the things I was too busy to do while working.  Now I see each day as a new beginning.


About Betti

I love to meditate, read, sew, and crochet. Most of all, I love to share what I have learned in my time on the planet.
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