The heart beat of work
Recently after the flooding in my hometown of Columbia, thousands of people heard the heart beat of a different kind of work as they stepped up to lend a hand. Clean up. Make a meal. Donate clothes. Give money. Hug a neighbor.
In October, we have been exploring the meaning of work in our lives here at Earth Joy Writing.
This week, I encourage you to think about the work you do that you might not think of as work.
Perhaps you care for a child or an elderly parent. Perhaps you keep a garden. Perhaps you speak kindly to a person at your grocery store.
Try to rethink about all of this as work, as preparation for Earth Joy Writing the world as we want it to be.
Just because you are not paid for something with money does not mean that what you do each and every day is not work.
Begin to think of it as work. Value it. Value yourself.
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Cassie Premo Steele, Ph.D., is the author of 13 books and a writing coach.