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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

wise words wednesday {11.}...

So, I haven't really gone into much explanation about The Job. Only that it is crazy...and that I love it.

Basically I work for the county where I reside. I am a drug and alcohol counselor working with the community members who are non-violent drug offenders, and are given a chance to complete a program, rather than sit their time out in jail or prison. Our services are for people who, for the most part, have very low incomes...some don't even have places to stay.

It is a tough job. It is also a very enlightening job. It makes me think and reevaluate what is REALLY important in this game we call life. It also makes me realize that everyone has a story, that no ones story is the most important story, that we all have our 'stuff' to work through, and most of all that I shouldn't be SO judgemental. If one were to look at some of my clients they would think they are dirtbags and awful people, but they honestly are some pretty damn strong people who made some bad decisions. In other words, they are teaching me more than I ever would have imagined...

Which brings me to the wise words of this wednesday...

{11.} Wise Words...

xoxo

10 comments:

KatOfDiamonds said...

totally wise words.
love your bloggyzen of this post! xoxo

Anna said...

oh my goodness I admire you so much for that job! and can't even imagine what you learn about life and people from it. this post really touched me today for some reason; thanks for making me THINK with your words.

amanda leeann said...

i have been slacking in the comments :(

but you need to know, i love this post. every word you wrote is true. & that is one of my favorite quotes! sometimes it's hard for me to remember that everyone has a story, not just me or the people i treasure; thanks for the reminder :)

Elysie Piecie said...

Totally wise words sensei...this young grasshopper is learning. Oh and wax on and wax off ;)

Ashton Dene' said...

Ummmmm did you hack into my weheartit account? You always post pics I have favorited!

Love you, big. I'm glad your job is working out so well, teaching you things and giving you purpose (i'm guessing it does that last one) those are the best kinds of jobs.

xx

Emily Sue said...

okay this was amazing. i looove wise words wednesday. i think that is probably one of the coolest jobs i have ever heard of. props to you!

Melissa said...

Great post.

Connie said...

I love that- it gave me chills. I'm so glad you are enjoying your job and being strengthened by it! I like to remind myself too that even the people I might think are scrubs are children of God with potential- but maybe not as much luck as I have. It's humbling and at the same time gives me more gratitude for what I do have.

Vanessa said...

So, so true. I had this hearted on my weheartit account. I love it. & you. And I'm glad things are going well with the job and you are learning things college could never have taught us.

~kiMbeRLy~ said...

I am so proud of you. I love you and that quote...so so much.