Work, Life and Whining

"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy."
Kahlil Gibran

We've all done it at one time or another. We've spoken from the pampered place. The place where the spoiled child resides. The place where we feel entitled, unappreciated and deserving of special consideration. The place where we whimper and whine about work. It's the place where fridays become wasted time and mondays are dreaded. It's the place where the victim lives. Most people play along with us. Most people look at work as a 'have to' instead of a choice. Because then most people don't have to be accountable - we can blame the 'rat race'. We can talk about work - life balance as if one is bad and the other is good. We can talk about the bad 'workaholics' and the good family friendly types as if they are mutually exclusive. We all know some passionate workers who are labelled 'workaholics' and they raise wonderful families. We know some that don't. We all know some wonderful parents who fail miserably at work. Those that blame work for their failings to balance life however are the weakest of souls. They convict themselves of the most spineless of traits - not taking responsibility for their own lives. Don't like your job - Leave. Don't like your boss - find another. Don't find your job fulfilling - then find something fulfilling. For work is what you make it. Work is a way to provide for your family. A privilige that some do not have. Work provides a way to express who we are, what we value and what we bring to the table. Just as in other areas of our life - It's what we put into it that determines what we get out of it. If you choose to whine about work don't be surprised if you get what most people get. Most people believe they are doing better, working harder and deserving of more when in fact that attitude is the problem - It creates a sense of entitlement instead of gratitude. Work is just another aspect of Life - no more, no less - Just try an attitude of being grateful for work.
Be appreciative of work - Like Life - It Works.

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