Crafting a Calling

May 4th, 2011

Crafting a CallingFrom the book of Martin Seligman: Authentic Happiness

He recounted visiting a good friend in hospital when an orderly came into the room. The man proceeded to take out pictures from his bag and fix them to the wall, beyond the foot of the patient’s bed. Seligman asked him what he was doing. “My job? I’m an orderly on this floor,” he answered. “But I bring in new prints and photos every week. You see, I’m responsible for the health of all these patients. Take Mr. Miller here. He hasn’t woken up since they brought him in, but when he does, I want to make sure he sees beautiful things right away.”

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