So the past couple of days have been a good reminder.
Our situations and attitudes are what we make them. We may not be enjoying what we're doing all the time, but if we do all things with what my parents liked to say "a happy heart" or a joyful attitude then all of a sudden what we're doing, isn't all that bad! The past couple of days I've been really bored at work, and frustrated because of how easy and "trivial" the things I do everyday are. I print things, get things off the printer, answer phones, file... etc. Not the most exciting thing. So I wound up complaining about it yesterday to James. Well he said just wanted I needed to hear...
"Sarah, stop whining"
He reminded me of all the good things I like about my job. Freedom to run errands, an hour for lunch... I get to listen to music and my job is easy. One of the things he pointed out was that the hard jobs that would make me think and problem solve non-stop or figure out complicated accounting problems all day are out there! I could go get myself a challenging job crunching numbers and solving financial statements... but I'm not that kinda person. I like being around people, having new and different tasks to do each day. wow, how did I get so off track and focused on the all the negative I forgot to look at any of the positive things God had given me. He'd given me a job that fit all the things I'd been looking for.
I had always been curious as to how real estate worked and now I'm learning how, and finding out if it's truly something I want to pursue as a lasting career. Hmm.. thanks God!
I left my lunch break and headed back to work yesterday, but not before telling James "I'm going to have a good rest of the day today" and you know what? I did! I got a lot accomplished and that felt good. Attitude is what we make it and I am making an effort to keep mine positive.
No one likes a Debbie Downer,(watch the SNL sketches and you'll understand)
I'll end with the famous words of Michael Buble from one of his new songs:
"so la la la la la la la" :)