Do ya ever get the office blues?
You know, the feeling where you nearly forget why you do what you do, and instead your day looks like this:
“WHY isn’t the copier working? Does it just hate me??”
“I’ve spent all day in meetings, and my brain is tired.”
“I have 27,000 e-mails in my inbox.”
Yup. Sometimes that happens around here, too. Thankfully, there have been plenty, plenty of reminders this week to make me see again why (as my colleague Dianne says) we do what we do:
- I talked to two incredible cancer survivors this week who told me how our Moving On program brought invaluable strength, energy and support into their lives. “I was bed-ridden in December and January,” Janet Jones told me. “Twelve weeks in the Moving On program, and now I can do this!” (And Janet proudly flexed an impressive muscle in her right arm.)
- Dianne took her first trip to Camp Courage this week, and she literally glowed from the experience of meeting those campers and seeing them enjoy an action-packed, adventurous, unforgettable camp experience, just like their friends.
- On my annual trip to Camp Courage this week, I heard one young cancer patient (who was touring the camp with her mom) loudly declare “Sign me up!” to everyone within earshot.
What about you? When it comes to giving, who or what reminds you why you do what you do?