It’s Five Minute Friday time, when I gather with other writers from all corners of the globe as we write together, for just five minutes, on a common prompt. When we put away the inner editor and just let the words flow. Our gracious hostess, Kate, has all the details on her blog, as well as the link up so YOU can join in!
Today’s prompt is: Celebrate!
I work with some pretty cool people. I’m blessed to not only have a job I love, but to also work with some amazing ladies (and one guy). We look for pretty much any chance to celebrate: birthdays, retirements, new houses, going-aways, holidays…really, anything.
For example, we had a jewelry making party this week in honor of two coworkers who are leaving (*sniff sniff*), one who is blessed to become a stay-at-home momma, and one who is retiring.
We love to celebrate, both the big moments and the small. When I bought my house this summer, I had coworkers present me with a gift card, offers to help paint, an offer for a puppy or two, and eventually offers to TP my house when I’m in Cambodia this fall (which I am trying to convince them is NOT necessary). We might be a little strange, but we have a blast each day.
Whether we’re gathering together to cook a crockpot lunch on a Tuesday, or whether we’re planning a New Year’s Eve game night. We have friendships that go deeper than the normal coworker bonds.
To be surrounded at work by people who will build me up, celebrate with me, listen to me rant, and play endless pranks of me (after I prank them, usually)…it’s great. And to be able to celebrate their joys and support them through the harder times makes our bond stronger.
It’s a bittersweet time now, as two of my coworkers are leaving and change looms on the horizon. I fear the office dynamic will change with the addition of new staff. And yet, at the same time, I can’t help but celebrate that they are moving on to new adventures.
Just as I know they could celebrate with me.