Work IS Joy
Have you ever considered the benefits of work?
Money is utterly cool, but I’m talking about the non financial benefits of work.
Having something to do, every day, that takes me away from my own dreams, desires, problems, issues, etc., is greater than any (small amount of) money I get from working (I work for a nonprofit, after all).
Work defines my days, and my weeks.
There’s also the satisfaction I get from doing my job well (I’m told that I’m good at what I do, thankfully by my employer). Which is good, because I invested seven years and ~$100,000 on my education.
I got home from work tonight, tired but very satisfied, after my day of work.
As I listened to the news, about our horrible economy and all of the jobs being lost, I said a silent prayer of thanks for my job.
Sure, I’m glad I can pay my rent, make my student loan payments, and enjoy cable television and internet.
But what’s even better is the chance to use my brain every day, to have a place to go every day that’s not my studio apartment, to work with a team of passionate, caring professionals.
I could go on and on.
But I’ll spare you more of my ramblings (at least for now).
I’m just happy to have a job, a profession, a calling if you will.
And now I’ve got to go, because it’s time to get ready for another day of blissful toil.