Sunday, January 4, 2015
This was a statement made by Walter Crawford, Jr. at the end of a very serious and stressful planning meeting at the World Bird Sanctuary.
You may not automatically think this to be a deep, inspiring, profound statement. Yet this is a great call to arms for those who feel stressed after a meeting in any field or just by life in general. Find your joy! Boldly go! We all love that kind of philosophical tripe. I say that kind of stuff to my kids all the time and hopefully I am an example of that theme throughout my life.
If you are not in a place where you are having fun, work to find that place. Don’t think you have to accept less. This may take time though. The place where I have fun is with those who inspire me; my family who’s love strengthens me, the volunteers who share their lives with us, the animals that drive our passion and remind us of things bigger than ourselves. I have fun with the dedicated employees of the organization with whom I laugh at the absurdities of the world.
Life is messy like fresh fruit sometimes is, but it’s worth taking a big bite of. So I hope you join us in our plan to seriously have fun saving the world.
Submitted by World Bird Sanctuary’s Sanctuary Manager, Joe Hoffmann