At the beginning of each year, the world is full of people who say things like, “New year, new me.” They talk about getting new attitudes, new starts and new jobs at the start of the new year.
New year, new you – be grateful for work
It is natural at the start of a new year to think about things you can or should do differently. The new year seems to bring a desire for a new attitude. If that is the case for you, use that new attitude to be grateful for your work. There are many reasons why people work. In fact, there are as many reasons to be grateful for work as there are people who work. Some common reasons people are grateful for work include the following:
- Ability to earn income
- Means of getting out of the house each day
- Interaction with other adults
- Personal growth
- Carrying out life’s purpose
- Service to others
No matter what the reason is that sends you out to work each work day, as part of the new year and new you, start being grateful for work. There are things that work provides, that no other thing can provide. No matter what type of work you do, your work is important. It is important because all jobs are needed in order to make the world go around. For example, if you are a pizza delivery person, that job is important. People who are at home or work waiting for that pizza are hungry and need the pizza delivery. If there was no pizza delivery person, their quality of life would be diminished. If you are a Fortune 500 executive running an important software company, the work you do is important. There are people depending upon you for their jobs and to be able to support their own families.
Both the pizza delivery person and the Fortune 500 executive are important. Both of them are needed in order to make the economy better. Both of these people should be grateful for their work. Both of these people have reasons, good reasons to appreciate their jobs and what those jobs can do for them. Yes those jobs, perhaps like your job, are full of pressure, stresses, and aggravating moments. Yet, there is still reason to be grateful for work.
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