I’ll never understand the ever changing of my moods
They affect my days in quiet interludes
Sometimes I feel so happy, full of joy and life
Other days, I’m so blue, it’s hard to muster a smile and everything cuts like a knife.
I just wish these moods asked my permission before they decide to change, I know it’s a lot to ask, such a challenge, but it would make my life so much easier to manage.
Although, most times I try to hide my moods so not everyone is aware
But my family sees right through it and knows when my moods are there.
And then, suddenly, without notice I finally feel so much better…
almost like a weight has been lifted off of my chest and I no longer feel the pressure
or it’s as if a storm cloud that has been drenching me in sadness and guilt
has turned into a puffy white cloud which makes me think back of how sad I really felt,
I’m just thankful to have an understanding group of people for support,
my husband, family, friends and co-workers for a start.
I want to take the time to thank them for all the patience that they share
And especially when I’m at my worst, I’m thankful for all their love and care.
So, if this poem reminds you of yourself (or someone that you know,)
Remember, even if you feel lost, please know that you are never alone,
Just reach out for help, and you may be surprised by the support you receive
Friends who are willing to lend an ear to listen, or a helping hand, will help you believe
That you are important through & through
And you may not know it but you make a difference in the lives of the people around you!
My Cat Patches
Brown, White, Grey & Black
These colors describe my cat,
Like a Jack Rabbit running from prey
My cat runs in a funny way!
Pouncing, attacking in her curious ways
Makes me laugh, everyday!
She is the playful one in my day
The one who makes me cry and laugh
All the days since she came in my life
I met the sweet girl who brings joy to our life when she was just a pup
Whenever I visited my grandmother’s house she let me bring her in and I’d pick her up
Kiki belonged to my grandmother’s tenants but they didn’t treat her very nice
Most days she was left outside in the blazing heat or freezing ice
But every two weeks when I visited she got to come inside and snuggle on my lap
I was always so sad when I had to go home and wished she could be puppynapped
But then one day I learned the couple had split and could no longer care for her
For me, the next part of her story was such a blurr!
Because, after some convincing, I got to bring her home
And a short time later, our house was hers to roam
She’s had so many adventures since she’s shared her life with us,
Family dinners, picnics, and visits to work, each place everyone makes such a fuss.
She loves her car rides when she gets to go “bye-bye”
And if we say no, the look she gives us makes me want to cry.
Her favorite toy has changed over the years but right now it’s her lambie
And after a long day at work I come home to find her wanting to play with me
We have an alarm set on our phone every morning and every night
When it goes off she prances and twirls while we get her food, she’s always a delight
And at the end of every evening, as the day turns into night
I find my lap is occupied by a sleeping pup and all the world is right.
And when I decide to head to bed at the end of a long day,
Kiki follows me, like a shadow, climbs into her own bed next to ours and snores away.
Looking back I realize how boring our life had been
Before that sweet pup, known as Kiki, joined our family way back when.
A Week in the Life of a Receptionist
Monday is full of sleepy faces wishing it was still Sunday
Mail is fuller than usual, built up from Saturday
Projects are plentiful, lots of things to do…
Thankful when the clock says my work day is through.
Tuesday is a slow day the office seems so calm
The day is also filled with trying to find something to work on.
Helping people throughout the day and of course answer the phone.
But by the middle of the day I’m waiting for the clock to tell me to go home.
Maybe a copy to do, type up a case note.
Finally it’s time to lock up the door…can’t forget my coat.
Wednesday is the day that the office is full of people
The kitchen is filled with job club or staff meeting
Thankfully it’s the middle of the week
Now starts the count down
Only two more days to go until we’re out on the town.
On Thursday you can never figure out how the day will be
Whether it will be busy or slow is not up to me
Sometimes I’m sitting looking out the window
Other days my free time is very low.
Friday is full of hustle and bustle, glad that the weekend is near
Consumers ending star circle just can’t wait to hear
Star wars theme coming out into the hall
Today is happy, smiles on faces, everyone’s having a ball.
Now the couch is filled and the talk turns to the upcoming weekend.
In comes James flying in the door and around the bend,
Finally it’s five, time to close up the office and go home
Set the alarm and off I go.
Well that’s the end of the work week
Now comes the time we all seek
The weekend is here…hip hip hooray
(shh don’t think of the end of Sunday)
So you see, when you are at INALLIANCE (formerly called SVS)
You’ll find interacting and working with consumers is what we do best.
Whether we’re helping them at their job site or in their home
or even saying hello on the telephone
We salute the employees who work so closely with the consumers who have disabilities
and for all the people that oversees
I wrote this poem to honor everyone
And to tell them my appreciation weighs a ton
I love being the receptionist at this place
because INALLIANCE is a BIG helping hand in this whole human race.
Starting a journey to make a change in our life, hopefully fast
My nerves say procrastinate, step on the break but now is the time to hit the gas.
So many decisions and choices to make
And that’s just to figure out what road we should take
And then there’s the hurdles and bridges to cross
But if we don’t move forward, it would be a great loss.
So we drive further and speed over small hills and bumps
And as we pass each one, my stomach does somersaults and my heart starts to thump
The next mile is a big one, we go through the next town
And if we’re lucky we may just find the road we want to go down
As we progress, I realize that everyone in their life has at least one journey to take
And where it leads us, is partially our decision to make
Even though the final destination may be left up to fate
It’s up to us to make it great!
So as we take the next step forward I pray nothing goes wrong.
Because this is something I’ve been dreaming about for oh so long.