Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Do you think my work is sexy?

Check this out from MSM Careers:

10 Sexy Careers You Never Thought Of

Not that your first consideration when choosing a career path should be if the work is "sexy"...I wasn't going for that when I became an administrative assistant out of high school. Actually, back then they called them "secretaries". But anyone who has worked in a office knows that good admins really do "possess a hidden but large cache of power".

As for #7 - Personal Trainer - all that is true. Except mine has never called me a quitter. He's the positive-motivation type. Although I admit I have wanted to punch him a few times.

Hey wait...there's no Project Manager on this list!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Now I'm hungry

If I could buy only the Food Network and maybe the History Channel, I would order cable today.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Inspiring, or insulting?

There is certainly nothing wrong with a call to service. What I find insulting is the idea that it is only worth doing when you happen to approve of who is occupying the Oval Office:

Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, defend the defenseless. These celebrities would have you think these are new ideas. They are as old as man, and our calling as decent human beings.

Serve your fellow man. Serve your country. Serve a cause you believe in. Serve because it is the right thing to do, not because a charismatic leader instructs you to.

Don't become a member of a cult of personality.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Press on

I don't have to get up every day trying to be perfect! I just need to get up every day, determined to press on.

Today's wisdom from my Joyce Meyer Daily Calendar.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

In this way, we are all equal

Do you ever envy somebody else's life? Wish you were as popular, or rich, or had their house or their parents or their life? Do you ever look at someone who is seemingly happy or carefree, or at least doesn't seem to have to deal with the kind of crap you have to deal with every day?

I have been envious in this way a lot. I sometimes look at my situation in life and wish I was somebody else. When this happens, I am failing to remember and be grateful for all the blessings I do have.

When you find yourself thinking this way, you need to remind yourself that appearances can be deceiving. You don't know the whole story.

John Travolta and his family seemed to have it all - fame, money and a very good life. But what most of us didn't know until recently is the painful struggle they endured with a child's very serious health issues. And the loss of that child at age 16? Most of us will never know that kind of tragedy and devastating pain in our own lives.

Fame and fortune and luck are wonderful. But I would bet that the Travoltas would trade every cent they have to have to get their son back.

No matter how great you think somebody else's life is, remember that we are all equal in that we are human. No amount of money can buy happiness or health or one more day on this earth.

Be grateful for what you do have. You don't know how long it will last.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

One down, 49 to go

You can cross off #6 on my 50 by 50 List.

Today I sang in front of the whole congregation. I will be doing so at least once a month as a Cantor who sings the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation.

I was really nervous, and made a couple of mistakes. But it didn't matter.

I was where I belonged.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Character counts

If someone who didn't know you asked someone who did what kind of person you are, they would attempt to describe your character.

Here's a great column about how you build your character, and why it is so important, from one of my favorites - Greg Laurie.