Nothing changed this week; life is still harder than it's ever been.
But I changed my attitude. And I tried to find joyful moments in the midst of it all. My kitchen staff and I got our butts kicked this week due to continued staff shortages and high volumes of customers.
But we sang and danced and laughed. We even dragged the stock tank out from storage and filled it with ice water, then sat in it after a particularly hot day.
It was one of the most memorable experiences I've had in a long, long time.
Reader, I'm keeping it short tonight because I'm beat. Struggle is awful, but I'll be damned if it doesn't make the sweet bits of life all the sweeter. If you're in the midst of hard times, I hope you find moments of happiness. They're out there, waiting for us to make them happen. I'm headed to bed with a little gratitude in my old heart that I had a few this week.
See you next Monday. -Em