There are days when life is frustrating. There are days when it feels like all I am doing is putting out fires & persuading others that a good attitude is a good idea. Ya know those days when it feels like everyone is just out to make your life more complicated than it really needs to be.... those days when it doesn't seem to matter what you do, how much you give, or how much you honestly care- people are just going to be cranky. Welcome to Monday, the 20th... I walked right into the remains of a disheveled weekend leaving repercussions that can only be described as exasperating...
I can't complain about my life, I really can't. So the fact that today was a let down is just one hurdle in the marathon of owning a business & managing people. However, sometimes it is hard to be the "coach" all the time. Sometimes it is hard to not have someone pulling me up, helping me cope, giving me advice... It sounds so selfish to even type... but that was the kind of day I walked into... I pray for strength & I rest in the promise that God will never give me more than I can handle. I am glad that my hope is somewhere beyond here!
Then, I get one small email... amidst the cynicism & the negativity & whatever else is going on in the water at this restaurant... and it gives me hope... and reminds me that there are always going to be bad days, weeks, months, seasons even... but there is never a reason to get bogged down & there is certainly never a reason to give up!
"The more I experience different cities the more I realize just how special and great the restaurant truly is. From the food to the staff to the beverages.
I went to a lot of different restaurants and cocktails lounges this weekend. I truly believe our cocktails are hands down better and was actually excited to come home and enjoy one of ours. I just wanted to send a little thank you and a pat on the back for building an environment that patrons and staff look forward to eating, dining, and working at. Each time I leave for a couple of days and get a renewed vigor and can't wait to apply what I've been thinking about and what I learned from the places I've seen and been to. Hope you guys had a great weekend."
Hmmm, we really are given what we need, when we need it.
The drama will still be there tomorrow. And yes, it will need taken care of... but if we can get at least one person to believe in what we do today- I will call it a game & be back to work harder tomorrow...