Managers, make sure to keep up with those training videos that are geared specifically toward our profession. Not only does it get you away from the office for a little while, but there are often inspiring moments in these films that can renew one’s energy toward life and occupation.

And also, moments or songs that remind us just how damn much our staff means to us, how fast their little careers fly by, *possibly* requiring a giant box of tissues whenever one thinks about it later.

From Mamma Mia! (a super-fun movie I highly recommend):

Slipping Through My Fingers All the Time

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that I'm losing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl
Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when she's gone there's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I can't deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
(Slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didn't
And why I just don't know
Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

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  1. Megan says:

    *eyes welling up with tears*

    How right you are.

    (Damn you for making me cry at work!)

  1. Erin Mc says:

    I recently watched this training video with my manager, we were both brought to tears as well

  1. Andria says:

    ugh. right in the gut. That really captures my feelings. .wow. I must see this movie. I agree, thanks for the tears at work.