The long-anticipated day finally arrived – I am officially retired!
All my life I thought it was sad that so many of us go through life working at a job we don’t necessarily like, just because we have to, and wishing impatiently for the weekend/next day off/vacation.
I hear that the millennial generation feels very strongly about finding work they can be passionate about, and where they can actually make a difference. But that’s not unique to them. Wouldn’t most of us like to spend our time doing something fulfilling, while knowing that we were leaving the world a better place because of what we did?
We don’t always have the luxury of waiting for the perfect job. But as human beings, we can make a difference in the world, one day at a time, one person at a time.
Practice kindness. Tell someone they’re appreciated. Offer help when you can. Smile at people.
We’re all in this together. And you never know what little gesture or word of encouragement may inspire someone to “pay it forward,” or to go on to do great things that benefit us all.