“D” is for D i v i d e



“The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.”   —  Thomas A. Edison

How do you gauge your work day? Some folks work in predetermined shifts. Others are employed on a part-time basis. Others still like the woman in this photo divides her own productive day into buggy loads of bottles and other discarded items she has found. Her day is based on personal ambition and not a fixed work standard.

How we spend our days or nights is a personal choice. The type of work we pursue not only gives us personal satisfaction but also the right to enjoy the many benefits and opportunities that the fruits of our efforts grant us.

For many folks professional careers, office jobs , factory work and part-time employment fills the bill. It allows us to present to the world the level of our ambitions and achievements. 

Some folks with an equal amount of ambition and inner drive choose a more entrepreneurial course. The lady in the photo above gauges her day not on the hands of a clock but rather the number of buggy loads of discarded bottles, cans and returnable cartons she will uncover during the length of her work day. 

She plans her day well and at the end of it can boast that she too is a contributing member of society.




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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

8 Comments on “D” is for D i v i d e

  1. Opportunity is usually in work cloths, thanks for the visit.

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  2. This is great. There is something gratifying when you see yourself making a contribution.

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  3. Excellent post! Thanks for sharing. @sheilagood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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  4. Consistently, I hear folks complain about all the things they don’t have (tangible or otherwise) but rarely see them looking for or taking the opportunities that are presented to them. When opportunities do not seem prevalent, a person should go out and make their own. All it takes is a little creative thinking and the right motivation. Of course, this also means finding the internal strength needed to face a few failures but even those are lessons in personal growth. It all depends how you look at it,

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    • Thank you for your thoughts. Much appreciated. The woman in the photo could be an inspirtion to all those who fail to take any action to improve their conditions. How often these days do we have such people to look up to even if their positions are not at the top of the social totem pole?

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