As I yawned away tiredly, I knew I had worked hard today. I have been making jewelries since 12 noon. And its already past 7 pm. I told myself I had to pack up and close for the day.
I got ready to exercise. As this is essential for this type of job where you get to sit for several hours in a spot, only using your hands! I yawned once more and I looked at the table. The display of jewelries I just completed made me smile. I felt good inside. I felt happy and fulfilled!
The best of that night was when my teenage son walked in and screamed “Waoh! mummy, which of these is mine?”
“They are so beautiful! ” His statement crowned it all and I felt so good for the time spent in creating these jewelries. This is just a typical day though the time may vary. Sometimes, I have to do school runs and of course family related activities.
This is simply because I love what I do! No matter how many hours spent, the mistakes, the challenges, I still get fulfilled immediately I’m done! I still smile even with the aches and pains.. I simply just love what I do! And I’m grateful to God for this!
Sometimes, its even difficult to express myself when I finish certain pieces. I wonder how I made such! It’s so much work (you may not realize it) but at the end of the day, even when I’m dog tired, I still manage to have a big smile and satisfaction only my job gives me. I know this what I want to do. It is my call. It is my business. It’s my job and I love it. It’s not about the money but about the fulfillment I derive from it. It even feels better when I hear complements about any of my piece. This encourages me to improve and get better in what I love doing.
As we know, our jobs take up a substantial part of our lives. We spent a lot of time there hence the need to really love and enjoy what we do.
I’m thankful to God again because there are a lot of people who just work to pay bills and not because they LOVE their jobs. There are a lot of people who are yet to find their purpose- that job, business or career that give them such fulfillment. They are still searching…
I know I’m lucky to have found what I’m passionate about; to be my job, business or whatever you wish to call it…designing and making beautiful jewelries using jade stone, Jade is also one of the precious stone in the world know “how much is jade worth“.
For those of you out there still searching for that right business or job, I just want you to keep looking and don’t give up. You would definitely find it sooner than expected. Pray about it and you would find it.
Just to apologize for not writing for a while…Thanks.
“Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed” -Prov.16:3
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle” – Steve Jobs