“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”
There are still things worth fighting for. The trick is to determine what, exactly those things should be. Your family and loved ones, of course – a job, never. Your child- ALWAYS- a lover or husband at the expense of your child or family- NEVER! Pick and choose your battles and choose them wisely. No one who is worth anything will make you choose between your family and them. No JOB that is worth keeping will make you choose between your life and creating profits for that company. I mean, that is what a job function is. Your labor, your intelligence, your creativity is used to make other people rich. While they may pay you a good salary, trust and believe it is, nor will it ever be what you are truly worth. Not in this lifetime with the game rigged against each and every one of us. There are some jobs that are really not about the money- public service folks (think teachers, fireman, police) many of them are not in it for the money, they are trying to make our part of the world a better place. THEY should be rewarded with MORE money, not less!
So, work for what you need, not what you want. Your wants are you ego in action. What are your needs- NEEDS are defined as the things you must have. My needs include indoor plumbing, HEAT, books, music, food and water, and a secure roof over my head. My needs also include being in touch with God, my angels and guides, and being able to get answers to my questions. I ask a LOT of questions!
Living in joy is how I wish to live my life. My choice is to be happy, in spite of what I can or cannot SEE. I Believe that no matter how dire the situation, I will have my needs met. I have no choice but to have FAITH. It is how I have decided I will live my life. How have you decided to live yours?
Thanks for reading!
Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual gladiator seeking to share awareness with many. She is a published author who writes a relationship column for Black Refer.com.The different niches for each site allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.
Her self published book, My Life As A Mermaid was selected for inclusion in the Baltimore County Public Library's Local Author collection!