My work schedule got unexpectedly rearranged this week, just after coming back from my end-of-year vacation, because I got “volunteered” to help with another group’s project. Of course, that’s not at all unusual in the corporate world; and though it can be uncomfortable to be pushed out of one’s usual routine, sometimes that can be a useful nudge to avoid getting stuck in a rut. It’s all too easy to end up always doing the same work, without thinking of much beyond getting a paycheck and buying more stuff.

Word-art image with tropical background that says "It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness." -Charles Spurgeon 

Although I’m enjoying the new things my family got for Christmas, there is certainly much more to a happy life besides how we spend our money. It’s always good to be reminded of that, even if the catalyst for reflection might sometimes be a bit of workplace distraction!

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Workplace rearrangement stokes the creative juices … helps the group with looking at a new perspective, and gives the additional member a new path of revelation as well as reflection. What a way to start down the New Year’s path. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hi Meg, everything has it’s up and down, and I agree it’s difficult to balance between what we have and what we could have working more. To do or not to do, only stress ahead!

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