Just last weekend I said “when one door opens another door closes.” I got the traditional saying backwards making it strangely pessimistic and prophetic.
I was notified that I’ll be laid off at the end of the month. Or downsized. Or something. On the plus side, I’ll have more time with my kids. I’ll be able to see their first steps in the comfort of our new cardboard box.
Well, not new. I’ll be leasing.
I cope with levity. I’m not kidding about the termination, but I am about my hobo future. Everything will work out and change, although scary, is typically for the best.
I want to take this time to be thankful for what I have. I’m not giving thanks to God. There is no God. I give the glory, in part, to me. I’ve earned what I have--everything from material goods to the enriching relationships with fellow humans. What I haven’t earned, is simply luck of the draw. Whether I helped “earn” my way out of my current position or it is just bad luck, as my boss implied, I’m don’t know. Some things happen for a reason. Bad economy, changes in business models, and computer automation are all reasons for my company’s continuous downsizing. Some things are just random.
Be thankful for what you have, take pride in what you’ve earned, and take comfort in the fact that, sometimes, shit happens.
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