Friday, January 17

Sometimes it's Just One Day

by Margie Senechal

Happy New Year! I for one, am happy to see 2019 in my rearview mirror. Especially the last couple of months. I am now just finding my way back to me.

Just before Thanksgiving, one of our leadership team was let go because of a failed random drug test. And then, the assistant store manager was fired for theft a week into December. So, we were down to a three-man, one trainee management team going into Christmas. 

In my first years at Walgreens, we were building Walgreens everywhere and I helped open close to twenty stores in a few year period. Sometimes I was just a worker bee, but other times, I had more responsibility. And there were times that you wondered if you were ever going to get everything done by opening day. Then a couple days before opening, everything began to fall into place like a string of dominoes. And we opened beautiful new stores.

That's how Christmas felt this year to me. Thank God for Amazon because otherwise everyone on my list would have to have been happy with Walgreens gifts--and while I like Walgreens, their gift department leaves a little to be desired.

I don't like to do New Year's resolutions, because once I've said it, I promptly forget it. Even when I've picked a word, I don't really embrace it until it comes toward the end of the year and I'm thinking about my new word.

So, this year, I'm working on setting realistic goals, and I'm going to do a few vision pages in my goal notebook (see Kristi's last post). And I'm going to focus on decluttering my life in every aspect--starting with my garage.

And I'm going to write. And read. And pray my sister who had a breast biopsy yesterday is going to be all right. And take one day, one failure, one step, one success, at a time.

But, right now, I'm going to head off to work and aim for having a great day, which is what I wish for all of you.

12 comments:

  1. Sometimes a day at a time is all we can handle anyway. Prayers for your sister and All Good Things for you in 2020!

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    1. Thank you, Liz! I'll take all the good vibes I can get :)

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  2. Margie, I hope you have a great day at work today. You deserve it! I know how it is to be short-staffed and totally disappointed by the behavior of a co-worker you trusted. Last summer at my work we discovered that someone we trusted with money was using the company credit card to make personal purchases to the tune of several thousand dollars. We were already short-handed and so for a while there were only two of us left. I was ready to quit but I've got a new attitude now (I talk about it in my post next Friday). I hope the same happens for you.

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    1. I remember that! Yes, it's a huge betrayal of trust and you start to see everything they did in a different light. Was anything real? It's so sad.

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  3. Oh, honey...life can be such a chaotic mess sometimes, can't it? Prayers and light for your sister and to you, sweetie, may 2020 be a year of joy and peace. Hugs!!

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    1. Thank you, Nan! I hope the same for you in 2020.

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  4. One day at a time, one year, sometimes, it's one minute at a time... keep moving forward.

    Prayers for discernment.

    Denise

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  5. One day at a time is never a bad motto, Margie! You got this!

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    1. Now, to simply embrace it. Thanks, Kristi!

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  6. I always love reading your blogs dear Margie. We really need to try to get together some time this year. It has truly been too long.

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    1. I would love to, if only I knew who this was...if you read this, get in touch with me. And thank you for reading.

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