Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I never take it for granted.


Never.

I just put in a 12 hour day. Being tax season 'n all. 12 hour days, hell 20 hour days, wouldn't even phase (faze? h'm?) on me until I turned 60.

Now? Well,let me tell you, I'll sleep tonight.

But I never take for granted that I can still perform (and so very much enjoy) this work.

And more particularly, as I'm doing it, I can look out my office window and see the red topped barge with its load of lumber and equipment, heading up the bay on delivery today.

I sometimes want to pinch myself as if this is all a dream. I work here, crunching numbers and writing, bathed in this constant beauty.

I am so very blessed.

17 comments:

  1. Wow :-) That is absolutely glorious.

    I truly hope that I will one day be able to say the same thing - that I am doing a job that I love, in a place that I love (I've got the second - still waiting for the first - but then as I don't know what I want to do when I grow up, I've got a little way to go :-S)

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  2. I understand the sentiment, WWW. But I am always bothered when I hear or read someone saying they're "blessed." As though some divine being had just come along and scattered magic dust on their lives. Why shouldn't you have the life you have? Haven't you worked long and hard to get to where you are now? Long may you enjoy it!

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  3. You are blessed indeed. How many people are lucky enough to work in such beautiful surroundings?

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  4. WWW ~~~ You love your work, you love your surroundings (who wouldn't!) That seems to me more like good organisation in the dream-chasing department than any blessings from wherever.

    Do we bless or damn ourselves? I think we do. So then, you're right - you are blessed, WWW. ;-)

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  5. Reminds me a saying I heard years ago, "the lucky few know they are lucky". Peace to you www! :-)

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  6. Jo:
    If it helps I still feel I don't know what I'll be doing when I grow up, I could have another few careers!
    However, you are in a place you love.
    And that is 99& of it - our dreams surface so much faster when we love our surroundings.
    XO
    WWW

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  7. Oh Tessa:
    Only it sounded far too arrogant I wiped out the last 2 words of that sentence - "by me".
    In making my dreams a reality, in heeding my inner voice when others would tell me I was such a chancer and it would never work out, etc. etc.
    XO
    WWW

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  8. Nick:
    And it is all up to ourselves isn't it?
    We manifest our dreams, if we dare.
    XO
    WWW

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  9. T:
    Yes see reply to Tessa, I was afraid I'd sound so arrogant when I am not at all. Most days I feel quite humble, struck by the beauty and struck by the human capacity to love and be loved. It was only when I reached the stage of loving myself (most days) that I could 'allow' myself the privilege of working where I wanted to work. By the sea.
    XO
    WWW

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  10. VP:
    Every minute of every day. And yes it takes courage to sever the ties that bind and move to somewhere that enchants us every waking minute of our lives.
    I'm the pnly one who can get in the way of my own dreams.
    Thanks and backatcha!
    XO
    WWW

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  11. living in a picturesque part of Canada I appreciate your sentiment.I look forward to your posting of photos from your office

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  12. The view is really beautiful. Enjoy!

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  13. GFB:
    You have the surroundingss of beauty too in your gorgeous neck of the woods!
    XO
    WWW

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  14. I'm glad that you're so appreciative of your situation. Not enough of us are. I very rarely pinch myself and have to have someone else do it for me instead.

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