The day to day work schedule can be very difficult. Especially when you have a family to take care of. I remember growing up seeing single parents working 9-5 schedules, than coming home to do another 9 to 5 taking care of their kids. One can’t imagine the day to day stress a person goes through where a person can feel exhausted, burned out, tired, and in most cases very angry. Growing up, my father never worked less than 2 jobs a day. He would work from early in the morning until early afternoon. Take about an hour worth of rest. Than work the afternoon until almost midnight. His work schedule is like that til this day. With his work schedule, you would think he’d be a grumpy old man…he’s not. People I’ve grown to know who go thru day to day struggle you’d think they’d be misserable and angry…but they’re not.
We need to stay thankful no matter the situations we’re currently in. Some of our situations can be more extreme than the next man, but we all go thru some form of struggle that can consume our humility. My pops, though working 16 plus hours a day doing manual labor, he comes home to a beautiful wife for 30+ years, a roof over his head, and has the greatest kids on earth . A single parent works all day and picks up her kids from school or dare care to feed, nurture, and discipline them with getting little next to no rest. Through-out the situation, her kids are well fed and growing healthy. She has great family and friends that lend a helping a hand. And she’s able to raise her kids in a safe, loving home.
One of the things that keeps me at peace is knowing that there’s good people out there who enjoy giving back. Blake Mycoskie has a shoe company called TOMS Shoes. For every shoe purchase, another pair of shoes goes to a child in a developing country who’s badly in need of a simple pair of shoes. So when you go to work on your daily hustle, be thankful you have a nice pair of shoes to walk around in, clothes on your back, and a roof over your head. A lot of people in this world don’t have that same luxury.