I am an insurance agent. You are a writer. She is a physical therapist. He is a stay-at-home dad.
We have jobs to perform. We have careers to build. We have schedules to adhere to and meetings to attend. We meet deadlines, make appointments, and multitask our way through the days.
We navigate the hustle and bustle of society. We ride out the ebbs and flows of the economic system. We create trends, and then we buck them in favor of the next latest, greatest thing.
Some struggle to wade through the mundane hours of their workday. Others strive to climb the ladder and achieve new heights of career elevation. The luckiest of us grab ahold of that thing that sparks our passion and find a way to make both a living and a life with it.
We make products and sell ideas. We analyze data and seek ways to make the graphs move in the right direction. We offer our art and our talent to the world. We create, teach, and serve. We provide customer service support, financial advice, and care.
We hold various positions and titles. We run the gamut from entry-level clerks to sous chefs to CEOs. We each offer a service that allows society to function as it does. Yet we collectively, as humans, have a far more important job that we cannot ignore and must not neglect.
We need to remember, as we start each new day, what our primary purpose truly is. What is, in fact, the very reason for our being. It has little to do with earning a paycheck. It has everything to do with love.
The single greatest job we can aspire to is to love the people who surround us. It is, I believe, our responsibly, our duty, and our destiny. We can offer nothing better to one another than the love within our hearts. Live a legacy of love that you may leave a legacy of love.
A moment spent comforting a wounded soul is worth more than countless hours in a boardroom. A day of fishing and hiking with your children trumps the highest salary. A romantic getaway strengthening a relationship. A weekend laughing with friends and making memories. These are the best ways to build a “resume”.
Love like it is the most important job you will ever have…because it is.
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