Do you find joy in your job? Do you go home eager to share stories about your day? Can you identify others on staff who enjoy their jobs?
We spend most of our waking hours at work. Studies have shown that those people deemed happiest in our society are those who find purpose in their work.
I would expect that most of our students could identify the staff members who enjoy their jobs. They know whether or not we want to be at work each day. They know whether or not we find happiness in what we do. They know too, if we are stressed or frustrated.
No matter where we work, we will face difficult situations. That we cannot avoid. Sometimes we deal with difficult individuals. Sometimes we do not agree with the decisions that are made. Sometimes we feel like we are spinning our wheels.
Yet what we do each day within a school, whatever our job, is important. We are all pieces to a puzzle, not complete without each other. As we come together each day, why not make the overall picture a joyful one?
“Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” Henri Nouwen