Some of you may remember a post I wrote last April about happiness and hard work. Basically, my husband and I desire a lot for our kids but one of the most important goals for us is to raise two hard working and self-reliant boys. We are true believers that working hard is not only the responsible thing to do, but it also is a great source of happiness. It’s something that drives many of our decisions as parents and we do our best to model to them on a regular basis.
Last night when I heard the Steve Jobs, former CEO and the creative genius behind Apple, had died I immediately thought of how his hard work not only brought him an immense amount of happiness but he also impacted the world as we know it. ABC news reports, “Industry watchers called Jobs a master innovator — perhaps on a par with Thomas Edison — changing the worlds of computing, recorded music and communications.” Steve Jobs was a leader, a visionary, and innovator…but most of all he was an incredibly hard worker.
As I browsed through my news feed on Facebook last night I saw the following quote posted time and time again:
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
– Steve Jobs
I love that quote and I love that Steve Jobs also believed that one should find satisfaction in producing great work. I’m not sure my kids will ever fully understand the impact Steve Jobs had on our society. However, the fact the both my husband and I have touch screen iPhones, we read books and watch movies on an iPad, our DVD/VCR player was replaced with an Apple T.V., and I operate my business from a series of Mac computers…our kids will definitely live in a digital world engineered by Steve Jobs.
Today’s lunch is dedicated to the man that changed the face of the digital age as we know it! Included: peanut butter apple sandwich, snap peas, strawberries/blueberries, string cheese (I also included an almond flour cookie in a little bag on top of the apple sandwich after I took the picture) This lunch is packed in the Easy Lunch Box …a sturdy reusable container that is great for pulling together quick and easy lunches!