On my last day there,
though, they completely blew me away! At about 3:00 Terry asked
me to help her and led me to one of the conference rooms. When
I walked in, there sat most of the 8th floor people with all kinds
of goodies on the table and even going- away presents for me!
I had already broken into tears a couple of times earlier in the
day at the kind words and sincerity of the people who said they
would miss me, and at that point REALLY wished I had worn waterproof
mascara! I joked that they would do anything to have an excuse
to get away from their desks and have cake, but I've never in
my life heard of giving a going away party to a temp who had worked
less than 2 months and I absolutely could not believe it!
Linda had baked my
favorite lemon dessert and Terry made real homemade strawberry
jam and gifted me with other Maine goodies. Janet made fudge and
there was wicked good stuff and tears all over! They gave me a
CD by a local group named "Clam Jam - The Wicked Good Band."
It's hilarious good fun music and comedy by one of the regulars
who play at the annual Yarmouth Clam Festival. That's big time
headlining here, ayuh! We had a blast listening to it on the way
home tonight and it's a great present that will help me remember
how funny these people talk up heyuh.
Well, it was a great
sad and happy day. It was like your high school dream come true
and you're suddenly one of the popular girls, and you understand
how Sally Field felt at the Oscars when she exclaimed "you
like me, you really like me!" Thank God I didn't make that
much of a jackass out of myself.
Lots of people told me
I was doing what they secretly wanted to do. I'm here to testify
that anything and everything is possible - no matter how sane, no
matter how crazy. Despite what we DON'T have and no matter what
excuses we can come up with to keep us from following our hearts
and pursuing our dreams - what we all DO have is a spirit that can
flow forth and show up like those people showed up for me today.
I am so blessed...