Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I work in a small office, there's only five of us. Three of us have been together for years and are pretty close. Melanie commented to me the other day that an old friend of hers in another office has asked if she might consider relocating to their office. When she confided in me my first selfish response was, "you can't leave me! You and Rita are my book ends."

Maybe that's a strange comment to make but it's the truth. I sit in between Mel and Rita so they are my book ends. They keep me sane. Not too long ago I told them that one of the reasons I look forward to going into work every day was because of them. We've been through a lot of changes through the years, stressful times where we've all at one time or another wanted to walk out. And there's always one of us who reins the other two in and makes us see reason, and we manage to get through it to face another day.

I realized my selfishness almost immediately and told Mel to do what she needed to do, that I would understand. But then I went on to remind her how much we, at our ages, hate change.

I was just reminding her!


Anonymous said...

Very thoughtful comment. I think we all have bookends in our lives, be it family or friends. When one is no longer in the picture, our"books" don't seem to stand up as good

Tory Richards said...

So true, Joye! Have a great weekend.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...I hear you about the "change" part but when I give it serious thought, change for me has more often than not turned out to be good.

Okay, so sometimes I've been a bit reluctant but looking back I've rarely been sorry and my world expanded.

Staying in a set pattern is very comfortable for all of us but rarely promotes growth. The question for me becomes do I want to grow or not...or sometimes if it's not a matter of choice, will I relax and accept or waste my energy being angry over something that's not in my control.

The older I get the less I'm inclined to waste my energy. It's hard for we anal types to just let go but I find I enjoy myself ever so much more when I can do it...and it feels very good....Nancy:)

Tory Richards said...

LOL...I've been told I'm anal, too, believe it or not. I agree with you to a point my friend. Change isn't always bad and it does allow us to grow. We all need challenges to overcome and it's rewarding when we do.

But...I've had enough change in my short life time to where I enjoy stability and yes, my quiet, dependable, simple life. I don't like being out of my element. In other words, don't rock my boat:)

I get my adventure in the stories I write:)