Sometimes (especially these days) it’s nice to stop and reflect on some of the positives in our lives.
While sitting in our local Cal Java coffee shop a while back, I couldn’t help but notice the gentleman roasting the coffee. He just seemed so darned HAPPY to be there, doing what he was doing. Nearly everyone who walked in the door was greeted by this jolly fellow, many by name.
It got me thinking about people who just flat out LOVE what they do, and what a wonderful thing that is. (I recall telling my sons when they were young, “Try to find some kind of work that you really like doing, because you will spend a LOT of your life doing it!”)
Which also reminds me of a recent conversation I had with my husband recently, exchanging stories about our day. When he commented that he had enjoyed the day’s activities, I replied “Good! Because you traded a day of your life for it.”
But I digress. Back to the coffee shop. After watching the aforementioned interactions for a while, and being the shy, retiring person I am, I grabbed my newish iPhone, set it to “video,” and sauntered up to our bubbly, bantering bean roaster and introduced myself, saying “I’m working on…” (yeah right, as of 10 seconds ago!) “…a blog about what people enjoy about their jobs. Can you tell me in 60 seconds or less what you like best about your job?”
Now, I have noticed over the years that oftentimes people will do something for you if you ask nicely, even if it may be a bit out of their comfort zone. I like to believe it is just human nature to want to help others. I’m sure you can think of examples of this from your own experience.
So herewith my first official “What I Love About My Job (in 60 Seconds or Less)“ video. Many thanks to my cheerful and willing “first” subject: