The time spent contemplating, thank you Covid, has led me to come to an interesting conclusions. I spend a lot of time working. I’m sure that’s one thing that most of us have in common. Most of the time while I’m working I am thinking of the many other things I’d rather be doing. I sometimes feel like I’m wasting so much time spinning my wheels: and for what? Just to make money? Now here I apologize to those who have as their goal to make as much money as possible. Please don’t think for a moment I am belittling your goal, I’m not. What I would like to do is add to your goal if you’ll let me. My time spent working sometimes gets me to feeling that what I’m doing is a waste of my life. I get dissatisfied with my job, workmates, bosses, company, marriage, family….etc. The stress, the pain, emotional toll sometimes becomes unbearable and I look for an out. Another job, another boss, another company, wife, family, etc. Maybe alcohol or drugs, depression or other unhealthy outs. Now maybe you have been there, are headed there or are there right now and I want to tell you that changing to a new, fill in the blank, isn’t necessarily the answer. Contemplation has brought me to this understanding that has provided some, satisfaction, peace and even some nobility to what I had at once considered a waste. You see sometimes we look at our current jobs, careers, daily tasks and routines as the end. As who we are, our identity the end of our goals when in fact with just a slight shift of perspective, a purposeful change of focus we can see our current positions as the means which allow us to accomplish those things that are really important in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, countries even the world. The church, charity, philanthropic organization you give money or time to, your wife, kids, parents and or siblings. Your community, country or even the world needs you to be in the position your in so that your can help accomplish incredibly vital work. No longer see your self through eyes narrowly focused on the work you do day after day. Begin to see your self truthfully…as the team member in this world that helps to accomplish amazing things. So take something greater and allow it to make the “lesser” greater. Make all work important by finding ways to make an impact. Much of the time we don’t have to look far.