Saturday, December 12, 2009

Let's say Thanks

Without getting into politics, I'd like to take a moment to thank the United States military personnel stationed overseas for their sacrifices. Xerox has created the "Let's Say Thanks" Program, where you can select one of the many postcards that have been designed by children across the country. Xerox then prints the postcards and send them to our Troops to show our support and love from Home.

None of your personal information is sent to the Troops, or kept on the site. You can send as many cards as you want, they just ask that you pick a different card so the Troops get a wide variety. You can use one of their messages, or create your own.



Happiness vs. Freedom

I know it's been a bit since I've posted anything. I've got a good reason! Honest!

I got my dream job! It's not glamorous, but for once in my life I am truly happy to go to work. A happy worker is a productive worker! I am now a cutting counter girl and cashier at Joann's!!

(insert fanfare sounds here.. wait for the crowd to settle...)

Yes, ladies and gentlemen you have read that correctly! I work for one of the greatest craft stores in my area! I've always believed that a person should be happy at work. They should do what they love so that they get a sense of not only happiness, but accomplishment. I read a quote that has stuck with me for quite a while. Unfortunately, I don't know the author and cannot give proper credit.

"Doing what you love is Freedom. Loving what you do is Happiness."

I think I am one of the lucky ones. I enjoy the freedom to do what I love, and my family reaps the benefits of my happiness. I allowed a few previous jobs to make me miserable, and we all suffered for it. Now that I am taking charge of my happiness, I feel like I have been set free.