Even though I’ve been gone for four years, the law firm invited me back to enjoy their annual Holiday lunch. I keep tabs with the attorneys and staff but it was so wonderful to see everyone again and catch up on the activities of our lives.
As we enjoyed our lunch, we took the opportunity to reminisce, tell stories and laugh together. The food was fantastic but the conversation was so much better.
At one point, Kelly asked me why I was smiling so much. I don’t think I expressed myself very well when I replied. But I’ve thought about it and am able to articulate my feelings better now. All those who folks in that room were an important part of my life’s journey. I’ve known them all for eleven wonderful years. I realized that these folks, these talented men and women, these hard-working, dedicated people, this loving family of former co-workers were a special gift back when I started and even to this day. I am so thankful for them. There are not very many places we work where the people and the job can be so enjoyable and so meaningful.
There was never a doubt that it was time for me to go from that place four years ago, but I am thankful that I am still a part of this office family. They are a blessing to me, even after all these years.
God bless you, every one.