“One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.”
~Robert A. Heinlein
Well, it has been a long time since I posted on here and I thought that today would be the perfect day to remedy that. It is sunny and beautiful here in California and I love it and am happy. But it isn’t the sun that has made me so happy today. No it is the people that I am finding that have entered my life recently. I don’t know why they entered it or for how long they will be with me on my journey through life or how long I will be with them on theirs but for here, today, life is good.
You see, I am currently working a job that I’d rather not be working. But isn’t that like most of the world. I think there are very few people that are working their dream job. I am blessed enough to know a few of these gems. To be honest though, I don’t think these people have anything more or less than anyone else that I know who is working a job that they don’t care for other than they seem to have a great humbleness about them. They are not arrogant and they are extremely careful to not take what they have for granted. These people are also working for not only themselves but for the greater good of the people around them. I love these people! So how did they get there? I honestly have no idea. Some of them worked for years, some of them fell into it, and others knew what they wanted to do from the very beginning. I am none of the above listed people.
But I am happy. Not even for myself for a lot of the time but for the people around me. I spend my working days around countless strangers that I never get to know the names of. I don’t like my job but it is my own personal mission to make these people think that I am the happiest person in the world. It isn’t a joke or a game so much as you will never know what is going on in these people’s lives. Some are getting abused at home. Others are in the rut of a lifetime. Some are just fine. Some are genuinely happy. How do you know which is which? You don’t. I like to think that all of the happy people that come through my line are all happy like some of them try to portray but the fact of the matter is that this simply isn’t possible. Sometimes that one quip or joke or kind comment about having a great hair day is all it takes to give someone the smile that they needed to make it through their day.
When one person is happy, it breeds happiness. By taking everything in stride and looking at the bright side, I had a wonderful lady offer me assistance. I never asked for it or expected it. Like most people that I come into contact with, she could have easily faded into the night, never to be seen again. Instead, she brought me to tears on more than one occasion with her generosity and kind spirit. As a matter of fact, I was crying again right before writing the post because of this wonderful lady that I like to think of as my friend. I told her about a single phone call that I was expecting today from a recruiter. I didn’t know what to expect from this phone call except for a little bit of advice. Instead, I got two calls today, one from the recruiter who didn’t give me a little advice, but a whole LOT of great advice! The other call was from a second recruiter that found me because of something that my wonderful friend told me to do simply because she thought that it would assist me on my path.
Basically, the moral of my rambley story is to stay happy, even when you aren’t feeling it. Find happiness in something and share it because happiness is infectious. Also, pay it forward. Karma does exist and she can be the biggest b*tch or your best friend. I prefer to keep such powerful forces on their good side if I can help it. My last tidbit is to pray. He is listening. And here is a question for thought. Have you ever noticed how some of the most successful people are not successful for themselves but more so for their families and for God? Just some food for thought I was talking about with Nik the other night. Have a great day.