Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor With Love

For most of us, Labor Day is a holiday and considered the last hurrah of summer. There is a certain quiet about Labor Day morning... people are enjoying a lazy morning at home, perhaps preparing for a cookout later and you can taste the beginnings of Autumn in the air.

As you enjoy the relaxation today here is a question for you to ponder... Are you doing what you love? We spend a great deal of our life toiling for something else. It matters not if you work outside the home, are self-employed, are a stay-at-home parent, are in school, retired or a community volunteer. It is all called work as far as I'm concerned. Somewhere along the way "work" became a dirty word. How did we let that happen?

Part of the joy in life comes from the accomplishment of making the circumstance a bit better for someone or something else. And far too many people, in my humble opinion, are miserable because of it. As I wrote a few weeks ago, I had some personal experience in this realm recently. I was doing work I didn't love and even though doing so was for the sake of being able to do what I loved, it was a great reminder of the importance of spending each day in harmony with your heart.

If you're not, make a plan to get aligned. If you're not really sure what you would really love to do, get a piece of paper and answer these questions:
  • What age do you want to live to?
  • When you die, what do you most want people to remember about you?
  • What are you passionate about?
  • What do you most look forward to each day?
  • Who, or what, makes you smile?
  • Where in nature do you most like to be (ocean, mountains, desert)?
This is really the first step to help you get back in touch with that little voice inside. The little voice is pretty darn powerful if you give it some room to speak. It is unstoppable if you start listening to it. Give it a try... what do you have to lose?

Everyone should be doing what they love. It makes everyday better. It makes sleep better. It makes love better. It makes life better. You can get there. I'm here to help you. I'm cheering for the collective 'wow' when follow our hearts and labor with love.

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