‘Work’ can be a positive word…
This weekend we are celebrating Labour day though we may not be aware of that. For many ‘work’ is a dirty word carrying eons of historical DNA of abuse, hard physical toil and a deep sense of powerlessness. The echoes of that still remain writ large in our attitudes to work across the world despite the huge advances that have taken place in changing the parameters for paid work across pretty much all sectors – though admittedly not all.
However in my view of the world work is something far more powerful if we are willing to connect with it on a different level. Work can offer us the opportunity to access our talents, our creativity, our sense of community or service even. We can choose our attitude to our work – whatever we actually do for work. Whether we consider our work to be ‘boring’ or lacking in stimulus we can change our attitude – we can recognise that in the giving of our time to something we owe it to ourselves to find the enjoyment in it. To find the beauty and the opportunity to bring joy to ourselves and others.
The postman with a smile and happy attitude lights up the world. The doctor with a truly caring attitude brings solace. How can you make work a positive concept?