Somewhere in our society, it’s become a little “pathetic” to achieve your fulfillment by serving others. How has this happened? Shouldn’t this be a character trait that is admirable? Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “When you serve another’s dream, you will find your own fulfilled.” Scripture says it even better: “So the last will be first, and the first will be last” Matthew 20:16.
Head on over to Shannon’s Blog at “Rocks in my Dryer” to read the whole post. Boy can I relate to everything she wrote today. Does anyone else out there feel a little disgruntled at being the be-all and end-all to your children and your husband for 25 years without any monitary compensation? No write ups in the paper, no honorary accolades, no pats on the back, no end of year bonus – just a Turkey dinner due on the table by 5pm Christmas day. Watching your fellow graduates climb the corporate ladder while you cut the lawn, throw in another load of laundry and plan meals. sigh… so I was encouraged today , even if it made me complain just a little. Check it out, and then come on back and leave a comment.