Monday morning, I met a lawyer for breakfast. He serves as corporate counsel for a publicly traded company. So, his work is much different than mine. When I think of merger, I am thinking bacon, lettuce and tomato equals BLT. Now that’s a good merger for lunch. When he said that he enjoyed merger work, I don’t think that’s what he had in mind.
We talked about the challenges of law. This profession can be like any other job; there are good and bad days. The price of working in a field of adversity and disagreement, is that it includes adversity and disagreement.
I enjoy mail. It’s a running joke at the office at how happy I am in getting my mail. Monday’s are especially rewarding because mail is already here from the weekend. Then, I get more mail for “Monday’s mail”.
Today, I received the kind of mail that puts the difficulties of law in the rearview mirror. It was a thank you note from a client, whose case I recently settled. She sent the following:
“When I turned sixty five, my disability income became my retirement, which is not much. Thanks for all you did for me.”
That short note lifted my spirits. Even in tough times, she said thank you. It’s why one person said, “blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting”. It makes me believe that gratitude creates great attitude for the giver and receiver. It also is a good reminder to me, to be mindful in saying and sending thank you.
For pic o’ day, a little happiness is contagious for everyone around it:
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