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Work to Give?

· Motivation


Driving sometime ago in my area, I came across this license plate. The simple message was: Wrk2Giv. Work to Give.

What does it mean? What was the owner trying to share with the world? Why spend the money on a specialty license plate that has this message?

At the moment, I was almost tempted to get the driver’s attention at the next stop light but didn’t have the opportunity.

Is it our responsibility to work in order to give back to our community? To our family? To our significant other? Are we to do this only with our financial resources? Or is it something we can do with our time?

Or better yet, can we this each and every day in our work – the work we get compensated for? Is it our duty to find a way to give to others on some level regardless of what our duties are? Does it mean we have to work to give better customer service than we did the week before? Does it mean that we have to work harder to develop a better product in the coming year? Or was the message focused on doing more to make our workplace happier for not only ourselves but for our co-workers, regardless of our function within the organization?

Or perhaps, is it all of these, like Oprah said – Let Your Light Shine! What are you going to do today and tomorrow……….to work to give?

"Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine."

- Oprah Winfrey