enthusiasm

What ever you do….do it with some enthusiasm.

I should take a lesson from that that statement.

I’m a slow-burn kind of guy a lot of the time….low-level expressed enthusiasm for a bunch of stuff….but nothing really pronounced.

Maybe that’s part of being Norwegian….understatement?

Who knows?

I’m a churning mass of passion under my calm Scandinavian exterior.

That’s me.

(Jenny might say, “OH MY GOSH!!! YOU AREN’T CALM!! YOU’RE A NERVOUS LITTLE MAN!! OH MY GOSH!!! DO YOU KNOW YOURSELF AT ALL?!!”)

Who knows themselves, anyway?

I like these videos….people doing something like repairing pieces of clothing that have a story behind them….and talking about how much they love what they’re doing.

The Post Office doesn’t encourage that kind of passion.

I hear a lot about how anxious people are to get away from it….but I never hear anyone express any passion for what they’re doing.

That’s what makes the USPS what it is….a workmanlike lack of passion for life!! Or, at least, something like that.

What job isn’t like that?

Maybe cruising around in a gypsy wagon sewing new zippers into clothing that has been to exotic locations?

That’s the secret to working for the post office, though…settling into an awareness that you have beenĀ sucked into a conglomerationĀ of people who don’t really have any passion for what they’re doing….and telling yourself that the benefits are GREAT!!

( That’s biting the hand that feeds us, really. It’s not a bad place to work….but…not a center of inspired passion. It’s all a trade-off….money. It’s about the money….not about the passion.)

You know, though? When I think about it, I could make a video of my life delivering the mail that would make it look like the most fun job EVER!!!

Crusing around… listening to the radio….feeding the dogs…putting packages on people’s porches….opening all the mailboxes!!

What could be more fun than that?!

Forget the zippers!!

MAILMAN!! THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT!! MAILMAN!!

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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