Thought For Today

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thought for Today




Just Having Fun
Work without happiness is like a burden that you have to endure, but when you are internally happy it becomes a game, and you're just having fun. from: http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk





My twist and musing on this thought for today....
I think we've all had the "why bother" days, "I don't know why I even go to work, no one cares", "I gotta pay the bills somehow", etc.... The drudgery of facing another day. Just putting one foot in front of the other and going through the motions. I do think, sometimes, this is inevitable. We all get down and get the "why bothers". I'm very thankful, for me, these days are few. 




I know it may sound "Pollyanna" (I'm not sure what that means but I think she was eternally happy and optimistic about everything); but I really DO enjoy my work. Most days I thoroughly enjoy my job. It is in the helping (health) field and I love doing my part. Not all that long ago, I all but defined myself as/by my job. When people asked how I was doing, I always talked about work. This was my lack of me, of my true self, a lack of self worth, etc..I truly thought that what I did , was who  I was. If I did my job well, lived well, etc...then I was a good person.. (Ok that's being pretty simple, but basically, my thought was, it was outside stuff that "defined" me.)  I wasn't happy inside so my work wasn't joyful yet it is how I chose to describe myself anyway.


 

So now when you hear me say I love my job, also notice I don't  say I am my job. What I truly am, is  a joyful person, with a compassionate spirit and healing soul. I have embarked on new growth of self acceptance, self worth, and a Grateful heart and that is where the internal Happy starts. The Light that shines deep in my soul, at my core, gives me Peace, Love, Courage, Hope and Joy. When I allow my cup to be filled, I then have so much it bubbles over into all aspects of my daily life. And other aspects become joyful as well.


 I have people come up to me and say how do you do it, you're always smiling. Well I do believe that when your Heart is Filled with Light and Love, all is going to be OK. I face hardships, loss, hurt, pain, yet deep down, I know it will all be all right. That is not naivety, it is Faith, it is Hope, Grace, Compassion and Love. It starts with the inside job and flows from there. When I go to work, as soon as I step through the hospital doors, my worries leave and Compassion, Hope, Gratitude, Love  and Smiles fill my heart. It's almost as if I "have" to make eye contact, smile, say hello, touch someone's shoulder, hold a hand, give a hug, walk someone to where they are going, take time to listen to problems, concerns, smile,  and yes at times, even cry with people. It is part of my nature, myself, my Life, my Love, My compassion for Life, Others and myself. It is though giving, that I too receive; more than what anyone can ever know. My heart fills anew as I give of myself.








I like the thought for today but I would change one thing. I don't necessarily consider work a game; well maybe dealing with the politics and ego's are a game of sorts.  I do consider work to be a place of Joy, Fun and Laughter, as well as Love, Peace, Compassion and Hope. So pay attention to your inside Light and Happiness and Joy at work and for life itself,  will follow....












May Light, Love, Peace, Joy, Hope, Compassion and Laughter fill your heart, and soul and may your life be Lifted beyond all human expectation. May pain and sorrows give way to Good Memories and Hope; May Angels guide and protect you; May your spirit fill to over flowing and your Light Shine;  Love and Light, Nina P.








12 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wonderful post, Nina... I say that life is all about ATTITUDE.... It's about the choices we make along the way. We can choose to be happy and joyful---or we can choose not to.

I always told my sons that I didn't care what they wanted to do as a career ---but I did want them to choose something that they loved and were passionate for. Too many people are in jobs/careers that they hate. Life is too short. Be happy!!!!!

Great post... Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

SarahA said...

That's a lovely post, you. I am a great fatalist and believe everything happens for a reason, so be happy with what I have; for it's meant.
To throw in something:
There is an old Chinese proverb 'if you see someone without a smile on their face, give them yours'

shiny mamaof6 said...

Very heart-warming post, Nina. I am very grateful that you are who you are. When I read posts like this, I am filled with the light and love that you are releasing here. Love the energy. Keep shining.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a neat post, Nina. I enjoyed it.

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Jan said...

Lovely thoughts. I'm with you, sister of the heart, that our joy and happiness are an inside job. If we are content with who we are in our essence, we could clean toilets and take delight in it. May your day be blessed and as light-filled as ever...

Natural Moments said...

Words are interesting but are very important in how we direct our energy in everyday life.

Lets say there is a task to do within the job. To do it well, we must flow with the motions of the task. We become the task by not thinking about what needs to be done. We feel in relationship to the moment. Therefore, we do actually become the job momentarily by melding with it. If we begin to think during the job or place attachments or judgements, then we actually fall out of the moment and are no longer fluent in our job. We then suffer and no longer want to be there because we are not there in spirit fully.
So I would say it is good to become your job. However, the job must be let go of the moment one shifts their attention to something else. Someone talks to you, you disengage from the job and become the person that is speaking to you. You go home and interact then with people and objects in the house. With your full attention you feel fully that which is in front of you. This becomes the new job or task at hand, leaving behind the 9 to 5 job until you are there once again.

Flory said...

I read your comment over by My Voice, My View, so I came to take a look at your blog. It is quite inspirational.

I agree that life is about choices, and more importantly, about moving forward.

Woman in a Window said...

Oh Nina, I am in your pocket. However, honestly, one bad day and all of my soulful beliefs get shaken. I like to think that I'll wake up tomorrow, pull my shirt down over my ribs, and smile nonetheless. I believe it. I will it so. What else is there? But to be grateful to be granted one more day and what a day to love it will be!

Your comment at my site was so very generous. I thank you.
xo
erin

Life Potentials Network said...

Nina what an incredibly beautiful blessing you close with. Lovely post and I must say you are totally aligned with your life's purpose if you can go to work like this. You are obviously there to inspire others, help others, lead others, not only at work, but in life. Many blessings to you.....

only a movie said...

Thank you for stopping by. Couldn't agree more about bringing a happy attitude toward what you do for a job... I always feel like I have the best job in the world. :-)

Clytie said...

Blessings to you, Nina. You never fail to kick me in the behind (figuratively of course) and drag me out of my doldrums into the hope, light and love that is you.

Thank you.

Nina P. said...

I am so appreciative of you comments, inspirations, and support. May you always find your voice, your view, your hope, your inspirations in/of/for life. Love and Light, Nina P