Monday, February 3, 2014

Work, Work, Work, Work

If there is one thing I would banish from this earth it's work. Well, not work but money. No, not money. The need for money. I would rather have it where we lived so simply off the earth that we didn't NEED money.

The whole money thing has gotten way out of hand. This love of money (greed) causes people to care more about making money than in being concerned, helping, paying attention to their fellow human beings. And if the powers that be think that no one is paying attention, they are sadly mistaken. The problem is, whether they're paying attention or not, people are letting the rich and powerful get away with murder--literally and figuratively.

Enough soapbox--though I haven't even begun to chip away at that particular iceberg.

Work. I've been going to work and hitting it fast and hard every day. My focus has been, in the back of my mind, getting through the days and getting back home to my sweet pup and doing things I enjoy doing. This is not to say that I don't do my job quite well, because I do. Not tooting my own horn, just a statement of fact. Nevertheless, it's not the best way to go about doing anything.

Rushing through just to be finished means something and/or someone is not getting the full benefit of being a co-worker or student of mine. I am shortchanging them. That doesn't really seem fair, does it?

It's sort of like being ADHD but, instead of not being ABLE to focus or pay 100% attention to the task at hand, I CHOOSE not to pay 100% attention.

So I thought, just the other day (and I'm sure part of it was inspired by my friend Kim at My Field of Dreams), what if I went to work for a day looking at it as an opportunity instead of a have opportunity to make a new discovery about myself, the work and all that it entails- people and tasks; an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a co-worker or student; an opportunity to simply be aware of the work environment and the people by whom I am surrounded each day; an opportunity to truly get to know others and take an interest in their lives...

I've done it. And I will share my findings with y'all in a later post.

Meanwhile, do you find you rush through your days or do you look at each day as a new opportunity?


  1. Each day has new opportunities! It's just me and my outlook...:)JP

  2. I can't wait to read about your findings. I think it will be so nice to see what you find.
    You really are a deep thinker.
    I am glad you wrote today's post as it keeps my mind on that same idea, to look for the tiny gifts that are found in living ordinary life.
    Have a lovely Monday

  3. I feel so blessed to be working in the best place for me. Our staff is like family and we are all passionate and proud of the work we do in our community. I've been there 17 years (next month) and, though I AM looking forward to retirement, I hope to be there for another 5-6 years. I can't imagine working anywhere else. It is a joy to go in each day. Blessed indeed.

  4. I agree, how 'bout we start a commune and live off the land!!!
    Interested in hearing your findings.

  5. JP- Good for you! Not all of us are lucky or blessed enough to feel that way. Too often I let my personal life cloud every other area.

    Kim- Thank you for the initial nudge. :)

    Terri- It's not the job I mind, it's the having to go that annoys me. I've just had enough of the whole money thing. It's out of hand.

    Debby- I'm IN! :)

  6. My daughter shared something interesting you might like to read. Here's the link-’t-begin-your-next-milestone

    It's written with young adults in mind, but I think it applies at every age and is related to what you were saying. Looking forward to the rest of the story!

  7. Joyce- Thanks! I'll head over and give it a read.

  8. My problem is I get so irritated picking up the slack for girls who flip their hair and stick out their boobs I don't feel it.

    Next job....

  9. Mrs.- I can imagine. Luckily, that's one problem I don't have to face. I've got smart mouthed kids to deal with who will grow up to be those girls. LOL

  10. I hate my job, so I definitely rush through it. Well, not really rush because I am not that busy anymore. The life of a legal secretary will soon be extinct I think.

    Attorneys know how to work computers, we do electronic filing and dictation is done by voice recognition software.

    But, alas, my husband is out of work, we need the insurance and I don't have any choice in the matter.

    I just dream about what I am going to make in the kitchen each night, as that's when I feel my day really begins!

  11. biz- I don't think I would like your job either. I barely like mine. LOL I love the days when I prepare one of your recipes for dinner! They're always my favorites!


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