Time Spent…

A lady cleaner at my workplace has gotten real fond of me.  I see her every now and again and we always share good conversations.  Of course, in this process I learn about her because she loves to talk!  So she’s from Portugal, came to London as a teenager and began working immediately.  She’s currently 60 and tells me she’s tired.  She’s been doing the same job with this company since 1977 and is looking forward to retirement.  She also tells me about her home situation; with two daughters, a grandson and her partner who has currently got cancer.  She speaks of drama, disappointments and disturbances; she shares some complicated experiences they’ve all been through.  This all filters down to her in the form of headaches and twitching nerves; she’s very worried about their future and sometimes finds it hard to work.  I feel for her and try to cheer her up when we interact.  I have a lot of respect for her because she keeps going.  She has made her choices, invested her time and energy accordingly and she’s living with the good and bad it brings.  This is so for everybody in one way or another and I guess we’ve got to keep going and try to help each other in any way we can.

I would love to hear any feedback, suggestions or stories about your own journey…

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