the people I am." How to take joy in that. . .
astonishing sometimes to think of just how many different
roles we have in life, and just how little we think of how
important they are too us. Our roles as husband,
wife, son, daughter, brother, sister, co-worker, boss,
friend, student, teacher, mentor--each calls us to be
someone else, a completely different person. Perhaps
we carry similar motivation into separate roles, but for
the most part we are different people in each role.
that's something to celebrate! Each role brings to
it different things to learn, things that we can learn
only in that given situation with those certain
people. Each role brings unique challenges and
rewards and experiences that help our spirits to grow into
the extraordinary beings that we were created to be.
And each role helps us to further define who we are, what
we believe, and what we intend to give to the world.
in who we are is a great thing to have--and joy in the
many people that we are is even greater. I feel joy
as a husband and joy as a teacher, and I know that both
roles are a true blessing in my life--and that they both
give me great cause to rejoice. And that's only two
of the people who I am--think of how many other reasons
for joy are built into the other people who I am!