Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Everyone needs a safety valve

I don't do link ups very often (except for Six Word Saturday) due to an inability to allow quality time for commenting and visiting, but I found this one today and I couldn't resist.

It's a quote link up - so how could I resist? So instead of uploading photos from our holiday I'm checking out everyone's quotes and blogs. Hopeless I know.

Two days into being back at work and my stress levels are right back up there. My job shouldn't be so much of a pain in the butt, yet it is. Too many people wanting to do things in too many different ways - yet I don't envy my boss his job. He even got told today by a Senior Manager that his job position must shorten his life expectancy.

Change Management and Communication - the two things in the world which are necessary for ongoing progress and yet are universally difficult because they concern two unknown variables -  people and emotions. I'm sure that there must be boring, easier jobs but heck I guess they wouldn't be half as exciting.

Breath deep and share a quote, that's what I'll do. So many to choose from, but this one grabbed me tonight.

"Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it" ~ Albert Smith

Those of you who know me, know that I cry when I'm happy, I cry when I'm angry, I cry when I'm stressed, sheesh I cry a lot. It's obviously my safety valve letting off pressure. The two older boys are ratcheting up my stress levels at the moment, I worry too much. How does a mum stop worrying, I'm sure if I could answer this question I could retire a wealthy woman.

I think I need to bottle the blood of the youngest because he never causes me stress, let's hope it stays that way. He definitely takes after me (Just kidding mum!)

Probably a good thing that I wasn't wanting to put photos in this post tonight - for some reason Blogger is chucking a wobbly and won't let me insert pictures. Errrgggh. So picture free tonight

Well that's me done for today, if you feel the urge why not click on the button below, I'm linking up with BitsofBee.

Cheers, Fi


  1. Oh Fi, I love that quote. It is so true! I cry when I am angry the most. Funny how that works. Now I know why.

  2. Such a great quote! I'm a working mommy too, and I definitely have times where my patience is tested, and my energy is pushed to its limits, and if I get close to the stage of ultimate burn out = tears! Thanks for linking up, and I'm so happy to have had the chance to discover a new blog!

  3. What a great quote. Must admit it is the first time to see it. I cry when I am angry or laugh too much. Neve rwhen I am sad though, strange...

  4. Fabulous quote.

    and... having just left a high pressure, emotionally draining job.... I am so very very happy :)


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