Yesterday, I taught a CPR class to one student. I do not normally teach private classes, yet this lady needed the class for a working job interview the next day. She said she is unemployed and is nervous about a working interview. She had never been to a working interview and did not know what it entailed.
I related the CPR class as to a working interview. It was the first time she had met me and is interviewing me as to if she would hire me again. We talk about the interview as a true assessment of her skills and personality.
She paid for the class, took her certification cards and said she could not think of a better way to start the week.
I hope she is gainfully employed the next time she needs my services.
This leads to my thoughts on how I treat my plight for employment that pays.
I have many areas that I do mediocre at. All of which, I do because I love. I wonder when work will become work?
First, I teach classes in Communication and Basic Life Saving. I do these not for the little they pay, I teach because I love it.
Second, I am an EMT. I do not get paid money as a volunteer, I am paid with experience. I do it because I love it.
Third, I am a member of my family with little kids. I pay to hold this position. And I do it because I love it.
I then write to relieve the stress of the above positions, and maybe it will pay one day. I do it because I love it.
Looking back at my early morning student, she was grateful to begin her week with hope. There are times when it is important to pay a little, take the time to learn a skill and then be thankful. Be thankful for the opportunity that we are here to learn, to gain knowledge and have a talent to share.
I am thankful for being able to share. I am thankful for the time I have to read and learn more. I am thankful that I get paid to tell my opinion J in the courses I facilitate. I am thankful for what I learned in my private class.