Today will begin and end like any other day, with one small exception.
I’ll crank up the morning by walking my dogs, Kona and Maxwell, and then get ready to head off to my first job of the day. I’m blessed. I have three jobs and not everybody can say that!
Oftentimes I think about the numbers of people who have been laid off or who have lost their jobs and I only wish I could give them one of mine.
Early on in the day, I give help to new breastfeeding moms at a small community hospital. What I receive in return is beyond measure. The smiles and thank-you’s I get when I show first-time moms what to do and build their confidence are the greatest gifts in the world.
Lending office support, coordinating the online and offline marketing, and working with patients in an ophthalmology practice is the next order of the day.
Not a day goes by that my co-workers don’t show appreciation for my assistance. They’re always telling me how happy they are that I came on board. One of the technicians reminds me all the time that her day would not be “peachy” without me there. She has a great sense of humor.
In the evenings, I have tons of fun teaching childbirth education classes.
Helping to alleviate the fears, worries, and apprehensions that expectant couples have about labor, birth, and postpartum adjustments isn’t really work – it’s a labor of love.
Teaching is one of my biggest passions in life. What a gift to end the day with a job that allows me to follow my passion.
By now, you might be wondering what the one small exception is for today.
Today is my birthday. I’ll be giving and receiving all day long. 🙂