“No job is beneath you. "You ought to be thrilled you got a job in the mail room And when you get there, here's what you do: Be really great at sorting mail. ” ―Randy Pausch,The Last Lecture
We fly around searching for something, anticipating that one great find, hoping for the "one" that didn't get away.... that's what many of us aspire for anyway... to be the best, land the best one, accomplish the most, bring home the mother load.....
I am fascinated by the conversations I get to have with people, they dream, they aspire, they talk about what will happen "when they get there"
As an older... sometimes wiser forty something sexy hot mama.. I usually nod and smile and encourage the "kids" to reach for their dreams...... and then I ask.. "what makes you happy" most often.. they can't answer it.. the secret to this they say will come when they "get there".
I nod and smile and realize that not long ago--- and not to show my older and wiser age.. but just a few short years ago.. that was me.... striving, working, driven, motivated, off the change the world... and that I have a bit in my own unique way.... and I smile and look at their wishful eyes.......
in my nod... I prepare a mini-speech that one day.. I'll give...when I find just the right to listen....
'I'll call it---advice to my kids!' from the sexy hot mama... here goes:
1. the world is a great place...don't miss the adventure that is right in front of you, the bee on the flower, the wonder in a butterflies wings, the sound of the rain....sometimes the very best things are the things we miss while we're planning and driving and pushing to get to the next place..... keep your eyes open and watch... wonder will grab you!
2. always try to find the place where your "greatest joy meets the worlds' greatest need"---that is when living into a vocational calling becomes most fulfilling--when there is a bit of joy woven through the daily grind all the while having the opportunity to make a difference---that's when you sit down at the end of the day content and full of satisfaction.
3. talk to people, smile at a stranger, play nice and share---sometimes the person you least expect will teach you the best lessons in life--that is what i've found anyway!!!! trust me... every person you meet can and will change you in some form or fashion....if you are open so don't miss the opportunity look at everyone in the eye and smile occasionally!
4. Always do your best!!!! All the time!!! when you lay down at night, the big question to ask is this, "did I do my best" "did I make a difference" "did I touch someone" as long as you've done your best.... that is enough... regardless of the outcome regardless of the grade.. regardless of your paycheck.. working hard at whatever you do.... giving the world your all... that is living.. always.. always.. do your best---it's enough.
I know my sexy hot mama speech will not change the driving force of the world... but occasionally try a few of the words of wisdom from an older and wiser sexy hot mama.... I promise... it is worth it!!!!