“There can be no joy in living without joy in work.”
– St. Thomas Aquinas
This is a quote from one of my favorite inspirations for daily reflection from happiness muse Gretchen Rubin.
It has so much meaning in the work those in the nonprofit sector conduct on a daily basis. However, we often tend to forget at the end of the day, this is what truly matters in why we’ve chosen to make a living in social change and advocacy. Because the joy we bring to others is the joy we find in ourselves.
If you don’t have joy in your work, nonprofit or otherwise, then to be blunt, get out. Maybe not today maybe not tomorrow, but make plans to find your joy in work, and get to it.