Happy Feet Friday

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I'm going to write you something happy. I LOVE MY JOB. If there's anything right now that makes me happy, it's working with people; helping them change their lives. No, it's not always happy. There are tragic circumstances involved in what I do. And I'm learning how to let those things go when I lock the door at night.

But for the most part? When I leave my job at the end of the day, I bask in the glory that is giving people hope. I give, yes. But I get so much more out of giving. I can't even tell you how it feels other than wonder. Wonderment. Wonder FULL. I am full of wonder that I do this thing. That I am ALLOWED to do this. It is a gift to me that I can hardly fathom.

My problems. My concerns. They fade away as I teach. As I listen. As I sit in awe of the pain people share with me. That I am the safe person they trust. Who is this woman I have turned into? I love her. I love that she cares. I love that she patiently waits through someone's tears to offer hope.

I do not recognize this woman, but she is me. And it is wonderful.


Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I have a feeling that if it weren't for your problems and concerns, then you wouldn't get as much out of your job as you do. Oh, and I also believe it takes someone pretty darn wonderful to give back something so wonderful to others.

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

I'm so glad you have your work and that it buoys you.

Anonymous said...

A good friend of mine once sent me this quote:

"The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."

- Elizabeth Kubler Ross

Kate, you are one of the beautiful people.

Shelley said...

I knew you would be perfect at this job - so happy you love it. Your clients are lucky to have you.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome post! Thank you.

KT said...

I love that you love your job (and I am so completely jealous that you love your job). I hope to have that some day.