My May Day turned out quite lovely. Though I was ridiculously lazy myself, just look at the flowers that made their way to my doorstep (can you stand the polka dot theme?!)! There were a few cards, too–wishes for a happy day.
I discovered my boss is a May Day connoisseur, as well. Warmed the cockles of my heart. It came up, before a meeting. Someone mentioned she thought May Day only for kids, to which my boss replied, “Well, there are some of us who believe May Day should be a national holiday.” Exactly.
And while the day started with freezing temps, the sun did come out to play for a bit. Let’s face it–that always helps with the festivity. That and drinks with umbrellas, which I had, too.
So yes, lovely, indeed.
Yesterday was a bit tough. We learned the company will be laying off over 200 people at a mill. It broke my heart. It was all I could do not to cry, all day.
Naturally, I didn’t feel like going out last night. I almost called it off and slinked off to hide under covers with a good book. But, I haven’t seen my friend for ages, so I went. What do you know? We chatted about layoffs; we chatted about the hardships of starting your own business. We drank huckleberry fusions. We ate a plateful of cheeses and chocolate therapy ice cream. We walked around downtown until we had blisters. And we laughed, until the tears streamed down our faces.
Let’s be honest: sometimes life sucks. Thankfully, good friends, flowers, and laughter prove a healing medicine. It’s good to have a good dose of each, every single day.
Maybe you better take an extra dose this weekend, just to be on the safe side . . .
A good weekend to you, my friends!