If you don’t HAVE the job you want, WANT the job you have. :)
I once heard this quote (I think on Oprah or something like that) and it stuck with me ever since. It’s so true!! Have you ever gone to the till and been greeted by the grumpiest of grumpy people?? You wish you could just reach over the counter, grab the corners of their mouth and lift ’em up for them! I understand people have hard days, but there’s no need to pass on the grumpy pants! There’s also that other time you’ve been to the till and the person taking your order is the most friendliest, happy individual you’ve met all day. What a difference. Doesn’t this situation put you in a good mood?? You usually smile back at someone like this and then pass this smile onto someone else. It is contagious!
Not all of us have the jobs we want. But the job you do have, you might as well put love and effort in to. You’re there anyways, so how much more effort is it to smile and enjoy it??! I guarantee you, you’ll start liking your job more and more if you try to enjoy it!! Your co-workers will have more fun and the whole atmosphere will change. Guaranteed :)
I’ve been a lifeguard for the past 10 years. It has been the BEST job for getting me through school! It’s an awesome job and I LOVE it. It’s not my ultimate dream job, but I do have as much fun as possible when I’m at work. The past 5 summers I’ve been working outdoors at the same pool, and it has become my summer home!! I have made a family there and I love it! It sucks that this summer I won’t be up and running for the best flipflop tan because of school (you can tell who’s worked the most by this tan.. haha), but I’m loving working there whenever I can. I get a tan AND laugh my butt off the majority of the time. :)
I believe that life is what you make it… so make it AWESOME!! Try tomorrow going to work with a different attitude and see if you notice a difference in yourself and the people around you.
Here’s a picture of me and Alwyn (a.k.a. Coach!) who have been part of the Kensington crew since ’06…! SO FUN!!! Good times at the pool this summer!!!
Smile with your heart!
p.s. The movie “The Goonies” is playing outdoors at stanley park tonight at 9:30ish for FREE!!! See you there!!!