A Career That Has Meaning

I can tell you there is one thing that bothers me above all else. People who think they are better then other people. There is no job that is above any other in importance. No matter how important that CEO thinks he is the fact is that he can not do his job without the other people who work in the company.

If you think you are above being a trash collector just think how your life would be if the trash collectors all went on strike for a year. What would our quality of life be like then? 

There is no job that is more important then another. There is no person that is more valuable then another. Not in God’s eyes. We all need each other to live the life style that we have come to enjoy. Think about that next time you are in a public bathroom and the person that cleans is in there doing their job. Thank them for what they faithfully do everyday so you can have a clean bathroom to come to. That person is doing a service for you every day and they deserve recognition and appreciation for the job they do.

The jobs that get the least amount of recognition are usually the jobs that are most needed. Where would be without the person that cleans the bathroom or collects the trash? How would life be if we did not have someone creating the cars and keeping the cars running? So many people work behind the scenes everyday to make your life easier. Do not forget to thank them for the jobs they do.

Today is Memorial Day Let us remember to thank all those veterans that took on the job of keeping our country safe and free. Thank you!

I enjoyed this article by Judy Gillespie that illustrates my point:

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Investing In America

Many times we need to trust our gut and my gut tells me that America is on the upswing. It seems that the Carlyle Group of investors feel the same way that I do as shown in the preceding article from The Wall Street Journal. America is the place to be and the place to believe in.

I have always believed in America because I know we are winners. One of the reasons that I know we are winners is because I know God is in control and I believe He is for us not against us. I know we are winners because we are free and we love our freedom and we will fight to maintain the freedom that we have known for so long. We have freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to pursue happiness, and freedom to create and build. It is the pursuit that is truly what makes us happy. When we come to realize this that is when we are truly free.

If we are always pursuing knowledge and improving ourselves, then we are growing and the sky is the limit for us. We are the only ones who limit ourselves and put chains on or put ourselves behind bars. As long as we can think for ourselves than we are free.

The most inspiring person that I think of when I think of this concept is Jason Becker who was the lead rock guitarist for David Lee Roth. He has only his eyes to communicate with because he has complete paralysis of all four of his limbs, can not speak, and is on a respirator due to having Lou Gehrig’s disease. Yet he is a successful composer and continues to compose music even today and is in the process of writing his own biography. I also think of Oscar Pistorius, who even though he has no legs, runs on metal blades and successfully ran in the 2012 Olympics. How can we not also strive to be all that we can be?