Not a day goes by where I don’t have at least one conversation with someone who says they are committed to doing their life’s work. Yet, when the rubber meets the road, many fall by the wayside.
Many people are under the mistaken notion that doing their life’s work means all will unfold without a hitch.
This is absolutely NOT TRUE. The reality is this; often, when someone is on their path and doing their life’s work, there is frustration, hurdles, tears, pain and multiple challenges.
I truly believe those who say: “When you are doing your life’s work, all is a bed of roses,” are doing others a great disservice.
There are times when circumstances can be downright gut-wrenching. There are times you will be brought to your knees and can’t help but cry about what has been put in front of you.
If you don’t believe this to be true maybe you haven’t looked close enough.
A great example of someone who continues on her path against all odds is Tia Torres. Not only Tia, but the entire crew at Villalobos Rescue Center.
A recent post on Facebook on the Villalobos page is what triggered this blog post and knowing part of my life’s work is pulling back the covers on BS that is being spread around about what doing one’s life’s work is truly about.
dog tiaWhat grabbed me about the Villalobos FB wall post were the pictures of a near-dead dog that had been chained to the rescue center’s gate and another picture of Tia carrying the dog in a blanket.
At this point, no one knows if the dog will live, but the crew will do all they can to make tia with dogthis possible.
There were plenty of people chiming in on the wall where the pictures were posted cheering Tia on. That’s all well and good, but the fact is, cheers and applause alone won’t solve the problem. Donations are desperately needed.
As a previous donor to Villalobos Rescue Center, I didn’t have to think twice about clicking the donate button. Yet, I have to wonder how many people didn’t.
What started with one dog rescue over 20 years ago has turned into countless dog rescues by Tia and her crew. Sadly, what was financially manageable at one point is becoming near impossible to keep up with. They need more financial support than ever before.
Even if my life’s work is not doing what people like Tia are doing, donating to causes like this is. This is why having a successful business is so flipping important to me. A portion of our business revenues continues to go to various charities we believe in. This is all part of my life’s work.
What is your life’s work, and what are you doing to assure you stay the course?
Far too many people say: “When I make more I will donate.”
It doesn’t work that way. When you donate, tithe and give to those things you believe in, the Universe creates even more opportunity for you to succeed, so you can continue to be a good steward of your blessings.
Today, someone needs help. Tomorrow, it may be you. Be blessed and be a blessing.
Click here to donate to Villalobos.