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Monday, February 16, 2009

Blue Monday/Blue Present!

On Thursday this week, I had my women's group do the craft project that I had told you about. I let them decorate cards with stickers and stamps, and they had so much fun with it! We discussed self esteem, and when they were finishing their cards, I had them pass the cards around to the other ladies so that they could write a compliment or words of encouragement to each other. It went over really well!

I did something similar in the men's group and had them write their names at the top of a plain sheet of paper, then pass it around. One guy even said it almost made him feel like crying! Well, the ladies told me that I had to make a card too, and they wrote such sweet things to me! I can't show you that or their cards because of confidentiality, but I can show you the front of my card.


The little butterfly didn't show up very well. Here it is up closer.

This was such a fun project!

At lunch that day, the other employees bought pizza and brought in 7-layer salad, a sugar free lemon chiffon pie, and a pumpkin roll (not sugar free, but very yummy)!

Friday was my last day at work, and boy, was it hard! I didn't have any clients that day, but I still had a ton of work to do. When I got to my office, I was so surprised to see this sitting on my desk!

I must say, I was moved to tears!

So what does all of this have to do with Blue Monday? Look at the pretty candle I was given by a co-worker! It smells so good and its going to go in my bathroom.


There was even more food and cards from co-workers that last day. Let's just say I was tearful through some of the day! I will miss my work, my client's and my co-workers so much! This has been my favorite job ever!

For more Blue Monday posts, check out the list of participants at Smiling Sally's blog.

21 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a sweet Blue Monday post, and that candle is just gorgeous. That was so sweet of your work friends to do that for you. Here's wishing you the best in the next phase of your life...

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Chris said...

Kady, I wish you luck for your future, you'll be in my prayers.

Hugs,
Chris

Elizabeth said...

Kady, I am so glad that you are such a positive person during these difficult times. I, too, am missing the best job I ever had. I hope your children are being helpful and supportive.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Leave cherished Co-workers is always the hardest part of moving on, just keep them in your heart as you enter the next phase of your life. Thanks for sharing.

Smilingsal said...

I'm glad that your week went well and that you were properly appreciated and spoiled. I hope that you find something quickly!

Your blue candle is extra nice with the lovely shaped container and the soft color. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

splummer said...

Hi!
Your card is very pretty! Love that blue candle, it's a very nice shade of blue! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Sherri S said...

Love the blue candle. I am a huge candle gal. It's also great you had such wonderful co-workers!

bj said...

Darling Kady, I so admire your strength thru this sad time for you. I just know something better is right around the corner for you...
Such a sweet posting today..

Melissa Miller said...

The candle looks wonderful and sounds like a lovely scent! :)

White Iris Designs said...

What a creative project! It is no wonder they enjoyed it so much! Great post!

White Iris Designs said...

What a creative project! It is no wonder they enjoyed it so much! Great post!

xinex said...

How nice of your co workers to give you this wonderful and beautiful candle. Good luck on the next phase of your life! Are you retiring?...Christine

CC said...

It sounds as though you have spoiled others with your sweetness and it was their wish to spoil you on your last day. How sweet..and I love that blue candle. Happy Blue Monday and have a lovely day.

Sweetie said...

What a beautiful farewell gift. As my mother said, "When one door closes, another door opens." I hope this happens for you. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Tara said...

What great people you work with, Kady!

Rue said...

Hi Kady :)

That was so sweet of them to give you gifts and cards!

I'm praying you find something else soon!

rue

♥ Kathy said...

how sweet ♥ I love butterflies too :)

Neabear said...

Beautiful Blue Monday! That was sweet of your co-workers to make your last day meaningful.

playsdolls said...

How sweet to get wonderful gifts from your coworkers.Your card is really pretty.

Mrs. B. Silly said...

hi Kady, How are you holding up? I know it's going to take a few days to get over the shock of not going to work but just put one foot in front of the other. You have so much to offer the world, I know you will find somewhere where you can contribute and hopefully do something that you will enjoy.
Hugs, Bridget

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Aw, they all love you! I'm so glad the cards went over well with the ladies. And it was so thoughtful of your coworkers to have a little party for you. I know they're going to miss you twice as much as you'll miss them!

Justine :o )