In a time when any of us can do just about anything, we’re paralyzed by the multitude of paths our lives could take.
I think that what brings a person joy is not a job title or even the work involved in doing the job. I believe that what brings a person joy is spending each day pondering and living out answers to questions like: how can I bless / be useful / add beauty to lives of my coworkers, my friends, my family, this stranger I’ve just met?
Do I sit and listen, and give them my full attention, phone on silent, eyes locked, head nodding, brain computing? What are the words they need to hear from me? (Not what are the words I want to say to them that stroke my own ego). Perhaps I should buy them a coffee...or maybe cook them a meal...maybe I should write them a thank you.