Welcome back to a new Topic of Light *Yay* I know I have been a bit scarce with them but I have been working on my Topic of Light book (name still to be decided) and have just had a lot going on in my life.
This week's topic is something I have thought about quite a bit. After listening to a talk at the Brahma Kumaris house a weekend or two ago and doing some people watching, I decided to write about it!!
Have you ever noticed the difference between someone who absolutely loves what they do and is passionate about it versus someone who is just there because either they have to be or it's just a job?
Would you rather interact with someone who looked bored out of their mind or someone who greets you with a smile and at least seems happy.
Some people are happy no matter what they do. It takes the same about of energy to do something with joy as it does with misery. I might only be an admin assistant right now who does filing but in the long run my job is important. If I don't do my job properly and put the stuff in the incorrect file or process something incorrectly, it will be a problem for someone else somewhere down the line. Yet, if I do take some time and do my job with pride, it could help someone down the line because what they are looking is where it needs to be.
You might not be doing your dream job just yet, but maybe if you tried changing your perspective it makes your current job a blessing instead of a chore.
I have had those days where I just huffed and puffed and was irritable beyond comprehension and those days were very very long.
Lately I have been practising a lot gratitude and it cannot help but overflow into every area of your life. I am grateful for my 'mundane' job and here is why:
- It gives me a secure income
- I work with nice people
- I work at a stable company
- I am good at what I do
- My salary helps me pay the bills and buy nice things
- I have purpose (no matter how small)
People can feel the difference with the energy you put into your job. Even though I am 'just an admin assistant' I have people who are happy to hear my voice and talk to me when they have a problem.
It does matter what you do, as long as you can be joyful that you are doing it. Whether you are mopping the floor, filing some papers or working in your ultimate job - It all comes back to how you do it.
Yes, I have my grumpy days, but my days are always so much better when I come from a place of gratitude.
May you have a beautiful, blessed and joyful day!