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Some Things Are So Nice

Updated on August 16, 2017

To Be Enjoyed Over And Over Again

How fortunate am I

To come home after eight hours of work

Feeling relieved more than sore

That I have done my job so well

Not just tonight but for over thirty four years

Appreciating having a respectable profession

Earning adequate pay

Not in harms way

There is room for improvement

As so many other jobs offer better pay and more benefits

I some how took a liking to this one

It kind of grew on me

As If once I was a young tree root

Growing over a rock

That is permanent and around long before I came into the picture

Some how the unlikely pair merged

Both getting something from each other

Now it is hard to picture the two of them apart

My father use to say

You get out of something

What you put into it

If you do a crummy job

Then you get lousy results

If you give it 100 percent

Then that is what you are going to receive

I got to thinking what if I could give a 120 percent

Then even if I have a bad day and I can only give seventy five percent

Which for most people it meets their standards

They never want to give any more

Because they feel they don't have to

They will get away with as little as possible

Very little pride and self esteem

I could never work that way and I never will

I was hired to do a job

I will do that job to my greatest capabilities

No begging or pleading necessary

Until the time comes

I find another job that makes me feel better

So that being said

Even on a bad day

I would be putting out ninety percent

Well above the average

Now that is something I can sink my teeth into

Like a medium rare extremely juicy steak

Even if my bosses and their superiors never notice

I know I did good

I can go home with my head held high

Looking forward to my next day

Never certain their will be another day

Now so thrilled there was a wonderful day that followed

My work has given me a long track record

The power of me taking responsibility for all my actions

Owning it

For the good and the bad

Following orders even if I am not keen on their personality or their methods

I watch and learn

Maybe I can learn something

Looking at them closely like a stray dog

Leary and keeping my distance

Who knows they might even throw me a bone

Not this time

I found out I didn't even need their help

In the end I did it on my own


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      15 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee My heart and prayers go out to you in such a difficult time. As you move forward your husbands memories of love will always be with you. All we can do is live our life and appreciate the time we have. Thank you for reading. Sharing and caring brings all your friends closer. On Hubpages we often talk about our dreams and many thoughts. Now is no different. It can help you find your way. May todays sorrows turn into better times. Have a good night.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      16 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you for this. Now I have to do it on my own. After a brief illness but due to issues that had been long standing my husband died on Thursday in the hospital. Knowing I must think logically and accept what has happened I am rallying on and I logically have told myself that this is part of life. Now I must make the decision about what I will do in the future. It won't be easy but I am alright and able to just do what I would normally do and that helps a lot.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      16 months ago

      Demas W. Jasper I think kids growing up today will just go online and hire someone to paint for them and charge it to mom and dads account. I would never think of it. I would paint and borrow a ladder from a relative. No matter what we had to do you found a way and never complained. It was the least you could do for your parents who gave you every thing. Thank you for the corrections. It sounds and looks so much better. The use of too meaning also and more. Hope your day is fine. Mine went smoother than an extra fine piece of sand paper across the wood.

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 

      16 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Check on too and to. I think you meant to. Sounds like the sound work ethic we were taught. Is it still taught, or is it take the ladder over first then go back for the paint?

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      16 months ago

      Michael-Milec Because we spend more time at work than any other place it is important to understand the significance and impact it has on our life. A healthy work attitude leads to a good life. Our fathers tried to pass on some good advice. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      16 months ago

      Uplifting poem, profiling your right choice in life’s direction. Contentment shines in your words, a joy of life in labor and relaxation, free thinking and peaceful spirit. I like your 100% as a good start for life's journey obeying your father. Brought to recollection my father's saying to me (he was not talkative ), but this one is with me all my life " if you would not do it right, better do not even start." What a blessings are fathers raising obedient children.

      Have a good night and a great success ful day.


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