“Seven BC Jobs That Redefine What Hard Work Really Is”…”Wildfires dying down in BC thanks to cool weather & rainfall”…”Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young people the most”…
Talk about “workforce” & energy and I think anyone who takes their job seriously, will say that no matter what the job, every one has its challenges.
Stress, professional joys, growth & rewards and at the same time recurring disappointments in a variety of ways but all hopefully outweighed, for the most part, by a sense of enjoyment in what one’s gainfully doing and growing as a person in collegiality with others….
Apparently, difficulty and hard work redefined can be seen most predominantly with its accompanying mental, physical, and emotional challenges in the labours of paramedics, deep sea divers, tree fallers, pest controllers, trauma nurses, camp cooks, and diamond drillers in our fine province of British Columbia!…
No doubt you can think of a few other occupations where you find yourself too!….
Cheers to “dyb dyb dyb dob dob dob”—do your best! do our best!
(a cheer to Akela in Canada’s Cub Scouting movement)
May you always think your job grand & may it always have you howling! …. : )
It’s good news to hear that some of those displaced from their homes by wildfires raging around British Columbia have been able to return, although still cautioned to be ready to
evacuate again, if necessary.
Cheers to cooler weather and rainfall continuing to quell the flames and assist the many firefighters deployed to contain some very serious fire risks!…
Interesting to note that a recent research study reveals loneliness is in fact a greater concern among young people than the elderly.
“Social media and the internet can be both a boon and a problem”, say the researchers, “beneficial when they allow contact with distant loved ones, but not when they replace face-to-face contact”.
Cheers to well-being & interactions and feelings–isolation-free!…
Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle. ~Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ~Henry David Thoreau, 1854
We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart… and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together…. I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude. ~Helen Hayes
The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit. ~Marya Mannes
No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength. ~Jack Kerouac
We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited with ourselves? ~Morris Adler
Everyone’s alone — or so it seems to me.
They make noises, and think they are talking to each other;
They make faces, and think they understand each other.
And I’m sure they don’t. Is that a delusion?
T. S. ELIOT, The Cocktail Party
We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say — and to feel — “Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.”
JOHN STEINBECK, “In Awe of Words”
Confronted by too much emptiness … the brain invents. Loneliness creates company as thirst creates water. How many sailors have been wrecked in pursuit of islands that were merely a shimmering?
MARGARET ATWOOD, The Year of the Flood
May there be community & collegiality in your day!
You do belong!