Love what you do….do you?

I have been very fortunate to love my jobs. I started as Director of Children’s Ministries at Sunshine Community Church as my first job out of Calvin College. I can honestly say during those 8 years, I loved what I did.

Then I went onto grad school and worked as a medical social worker for Hospice and I can say, it was Holy Ground to be with families who were caring with compassion, saying good-bye and honoring a legacy of someone loved deeply. I loved what I did!

I also worked as an adoption Social Worker during these years. I met amazing families who were leaping in faith. Families who were willing to risk in order to love and in loving, I saw families, hearts and lives transformed. I love adoption and I loved what I did.

I was then invited to buy Visiting Angels of West Michigan. It seems like just yesterday sometimes. I feel fresh and eager for each day because every day is different when you work with people. I love what I do.

And yet, there was a brief time I was unemployed between my hospice and adoption work. I remember struggling with what my next steps would be. I wanted to work in the area of my passion. I wanted to love what I did, but I also needed to work. I remember clearly when I realized that to have a job one loves is something to be very thankful for. Many people wake up every day and go to a job that may be less than desirable. I grappled with what if I was led to a job I did not love. It was at that point in my life I learned about how my attitude of how I engage life can bring me joy and delight, as opposed to the circumstances I encounter every day.

God has been very gracious in providing for me employment that I can honestly say I love what I do. But it is often not the task that I marvel in, but the people who surround me in my day-to-day.

I am curious if you love what you do? Is there space in your day-to-day where you might love it more? I hope at the end of each day, you also might be able to say….today was a good day….I love what I do!



Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

One thought on “Love what you do….do you?”

  1. Thanks for your blog, I’m enjoying your insights. Today I turned down a job offer that felt like it was my dream job in warm North Carolina. It just wasn’t coming together and I drove home from work here in freezing Michigan feeling very down. Your post reminded me that I can love what I’m doing where I’m doing it and thank the Lord for his provisions in my life. Including the two you made happen!!!

    Thanks Trish!

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