Success and sacrifice

Many of us want to be successful, living peaceful happy lives. However, I wonder if the way towards this means sacrifice. Let me expound.

I manage a community project and run a clothing bank, offering free clothing, toys, bedding and shoes to those in need. We also offer a free man and van service on occasions, giving furniture. Practical help to people who are struggling in an area of high deprivation.

I would describe this as a vocation rather than the job. I used to work in a very stressful environment and I simply do not want that anymore. But it means sacrifice in some respects of life; maybe not earning as much, perhaps not having some of the things I may have wanted.

I have been learning that in order to achieve happiness and a relatively simple way of life, changes have been made and new paths trodden. This isn’t for everyone, but in order to do a job I really love then I have made changes in other areas.

I wonder if any of you have felt this way? Please share. So many of us have recalibrated our values during the pandemic and found a new way of living life.

There is a quote below which nicely frames this. But a word of caution; sacrifice comes with a price tag!


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