Doing something worthwhile
“Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.” — Sir Wilfred Grenfell
It fascinates me to watch people who are engaged in tasks at which they are not only talented, but obviously enjoying themselves. From the scene-stealing gymnasts or rock musicians, to the less flashy but no less interesting craftsmen or cooks, their absorbed focus on their tasks translates to valuable benefits for those of us who admire, use or consume their work. Take time today to notice (and maybe even thank) people who are good at what they are doing. We are all served by the diligent occupation of many people we do not know — whether a mail carrier, a nurse or an airline pilot — and in turn, may we all do something worthwhile that will enhance others’ lives.