A child gave me a painting today. She made it especially for me. It was one of these moments…. That little girl just smiled and said „For you“ and I thought, this was the prettiest thing someone (who I don’t know in like… forever) ever made for me.
Usually I don’t get any presents at my job. You know, working at the children care centre / social services I am not always welcome at the homes of other people and sometimes I have to decide that their children need to grow up elsewhere. It’s hard. Seriously. But someone needs to do it. And I was THIS close to quitting. I even applied for other jobs. But then I decided I wanted to stay. Next year I will hopefully switch to another department. I am SO crossing my fingers but my boss somehow promised to me and I know she won’t break her promise.
But a child gave me a painting today. Something she made especially for me. And even though there’s all this stress in my daily worklife and all these horrible stories I get to hear, the pain I am now used to carry around…
this made my day.