Every month this year has provided a theme, not one that I choose but one that has a hold on everyday life. A theme that plays in all aspirations; love, career, wealth, children, health, education. This month’s theme has been happiness. I’ve shared that I’ve become stagnant with the work that I do and the universal response has been “What is it that you want to do? What will make you happy?”
Those are the right question(s) and I’ve started trying to figure them out.Read More
True story; my life began to change the moment I grew a beard and started taking better care of myself.
Mute your dissent.
Also true, life became much easier when I began to place less value on material things and truly live within my means. At the time of this observation it wasn't a choice, rather something forced upon me. Workforce Reduction, translation = laid off.Read More
Thoughts on Retirement first appeared on Retirement Savvy Dot Net
Vocation is rooted in the Latin word for voice, loosely translated it means a summons or call. The word has been secularized and reduced to meaning job or work.
Work, an inescapable reality. At times we feel that our lives are enhanced by it and at others depleted by it. James Molet, Blogger-in-Chief at Retirement Savvy ask(ed) an important question about the age of retirement.Read More
If your life circumstances suddenly changed and money was no longer a concern, how would you spend your time? What new challenges and projects would you take on? Can any of these become part of your current life or future goals?
Running on empty. It is late night and I am restless. Many of the weeks activities playing back in my mind, thinking about the things I accomplished but also the things I did not. I believed staying up until 2:30 in the AM and waking up at 6:30 was what I needed to maintain my life; taking care of the things I needed for myself early so that I had time to take care of the needs of others.
The following names have been changed to protect the innocent. Any likeness to you is coincidental. Maybe you have a doppelgänger. A discussion concerning food while at work sparked a spin off conversation while attempting to plan a pot-luck for the team.Read More
I wrote an English paper some time ago, in it I discussed our social conditioning to go to school, get a job, get married, buy a house, have some kids, live happily ever after and [have our kids repeat.] I focused less on achieving the American Dream and more on getting a job and trading our time for money. The problem, at least I believed was our focus on finding jobs that would presumably provide us with a high income affording us the opportunity to take care of our family. My thoughts were confirmed during a brief conversation with a coworker.
"And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy." ~ Khalil Gibran
Pay for performance in theory, a great idea.
Pay for performance in reality, is anything but.
That's my two percent & here is a bonus ...
Resist: "You got to Love God enough to resist what isn’t of God. Resist means to say something about it. To say No. To stand without compromising yourself, without compromising your integrity. To Love God enough means to be God’s friend, to be like a child. To go to battle as a warrior! Heart battle. Out of love, never out of pride."
Don’t Resist: "To wait and see. To never answer an unwise person, to never try to bring correction on a hurt, tormented, or angry fellow, peer, stranger, co-worker. It means to stay and do your best, even to give your other cheek…ouch! All with the expectation of letting the matter where it is, no where your pride want to go. Guts to be humble and recognize that we all are humans, the Supernatural is God in us…if we let Him."
Always inspiring ...
This post was taken from Peeling the orange's Blog on Wordpress ... one of my new favorites!
Photo Credit: "God-Ego" by Fred Eerdekens