Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dream Job

The other day, Earthgirl asked me what my dream job would be.  Then she said, "I think I know.".

She was right.

I have my dream job.  I'm a wife and homeschooling mama.  I get to do some crafty artsy sewing-y things, and sometimes do a little technical work, self-employed.  That's what I want to do.  That's what I AM doing. 

Sometimes, though, I forget that I am in my dream job.  Sometimes I forget to thank God for my dream job, and for the husband and daughter who make it possible.  Sometimes I act grumpy.  I murmur and complain.

Mary Engelbreit did a piece of artwork years ago that has stuck with me.  It says, "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."  She attributes the quote to the very quotable Abraham Lincoln.  The quote is double-edged, isn't it?  There is the sunshiny, positive outlook of a woman who finds a way to take joy in  whatever place she finds herself.  Then there is the outlook that can grump even while living  her own dream.  I don't want to be viewpoint number 2 - I want to look around me and remember that I am in my dream job.

 At her Birthday Pajama Party: Though she is 10 now, Mama can still pick her up


Mildred said...

This is the best picture ever - such joyful smiles on your faces. I hope the week ahead is full of many blessings for you. Happy Sunday.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

What a wonderful, thought provoking post, K!!! I am with you - I had much rather be the positive side of that coin! Hope all is well, B.

Anonymous said...

I stopped to rewind and look what I found. I am all rested now! mama

ScienceGeek said...

I've been grumpy lately and not enjoying my dream job. Thanks for the reminder.

Amy said...

What a wonderful reminder. It's something I struggle with occasionally--ok, most everyday!! ;) Thanks!

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