The summer is ending and it’s a day to celebrate labor. What a great time to stop, reflect, and be proud of the work you do.
The Work You Do on the Job
There are a lot of different things I’ve done for work. I’ve waited tables, stocked shelves, provided customer service, run checkouts, built computers, managed servers (both the restaurant kind and computer kind), done marketing, ran a company, and spent some days as a stay at home dad.
All of them I hope contributed to the world in a positive way and helped a lot of people.
It doesn’t matter if you work with your hands or put your hands to a keyboard, if you work for yourself or someone else, if you earn money or volunteer, or if you manage a household or a business. Whatever you do, you should be proud of the work you do. Any job that contributes to a better world is something to be proud of.
The Work You Do at Home
There’s more to be proud of. It’s not just what you do at work, but what you do at home that makes a difference. Raising kids that make a positive difference in the world is a huge deal. Simply spending time with them and showing them they matter is important.
Keeping care of your house and your backyard. Being a good neighbor. All of these things make the world better. Be proud of the work you do at home. It’s part of what makes the world better.
The Work You Do in Relationships
There are also all the relationships you have – the way you connect with others and the way you encourage others.
Be proud of the work you do keeping those relationships strong and connected. It takes time, thoughtfulness, and kindness to keep relationships healthy. Be proud of that.
Be Proud of the Work You Do
It takes a lot of effort in little things everyday to do what you do. Be proud of what you do. You do a lot to be proud of.
Whether it’s what you do on the job, at home, or in your relationships, you do a lot to make it all happen. Take the time to appreciate yourself for all you do.