quote du jour ~kubler-ross -when you spend your life…

When you spend your life doing what you love to do, you are nourishing your Soul. It matters not what you do, only that you love whatever you happen to do. Some of the happiest people I’ve known have been nannies, gardeners, and housekeepers. They put their hearts into their work, and they used the work itself as a vehicle to nourish their Souls. I’ve known other people with more prestigious professions who absolutely hated their jobs. What good is it to be a doctor or a professional if you do not genuinely love what you do? Working in a job you do not love does nothing to nourish your Soul.

~Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, “Soul Gifts in Disguise” in Handbook for the Soul

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3 thoughts on “quote du jour ~kubler-ross -when you spend your life…

  1. excellent post~ Glamour talents i.e. singing, artist etc.. aren’t more valuable than having the gifts of a great caregiver or gardener or, another ~ I’m fully limited physically and find my happiness in listening to my friends & research work. This is a wonderful reminder! Thank you.

    • I was at a gas station/quick mart yesterday and had to ask the attendant/cashier for help because the pump wasn’t giving the correct gas price on the readout. She was so upbeat and friendly and cheerful, not what I normally encounter, and I left with a smile on my face. She was proof positive that we can shine our light on the world no matter who or where we are.

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