Today is about an opportunity I was grateful for happening . Last November I was offered a position with a not for profit organization as a Senior Human Resources Advisor. After being with my former organization for 18 years, I requested a six months leave of absence which I was graciously given (grateful for that too!).
On March 13th when the World Health Organization had announced Covid19 as being a global pandemic, everything changed. I was told there was no guarantee my position would continue, but I could stay if I wanted, but if I was looking for security, this could not be guaranteed. I put in my two weeks notice the following Monday and my last day was at the end of March.
It isn’t all bad news bears though. In the five months plus I was there I did things I wasn’t sure I could do. I won’t go into the detail, but I had some hard conversations with employees, I conducted investigative interviews and I made some important decisions on my own. I proved to myself I can go outside my comfort zone, and really, I can do anything when I put my mind to it.
I am grateful I had the opportunity to experience another organization with a completely different culture. I am grateful I experienced what it is like to work with a family like business. There are certainly pros and cons.
I am proud of myself for taking a chance on the unknown, and also having the sense to do what was best for me & my family when returning to the position I originally left. I came back to my old workplace with a new sense of confidence I didn’t have before.
I am grateful my former organization welcomed me back with open arms and I came back during a time they really needed me. I work in healthcare, hence the timing and need. I feel valued and validated by the new portfolio I look after and I love the clients I am serving.
I am working in the HR field of my studies, I have a permanent full-time position, I have a defined benefit pension plan (rare) and I work with a tremendous team of keeners (it must be an HR thang). We work mighty hard and tax payers’ dollars are being spent very well right down to the penny! I am truly blessed and I am grateful.
What opportunity are you grateful for coming your way or having come your way? When you start practicing gratitude, you will be able to see the abundant blessings in the smallest of things.
Peace & love – Rachel