Joy is working your last Monday...ever. The statement is true - it is the simple things which often bring the most joy.
I've been working for 40 years. For the past 32 years, I've been working in an office job Mondays thru Fridays. Thus, according to my rough calculations, I've worked approximately 1470 Mondays in my life. Today is the last one. I am retiring this Friday.
Imagine today is the last Monday you have to work in your life.
That is the feeling of JOY.
Joy is the feeling to know I won't ever have to get up early, get stuck in traffic, commute on the L or rush in any way to make sure to get to work on time, EVER again. How many years of my life did I spent in meetings which were a waste of time? I don't even want to think about it.
Instead I'm looking forward to next Monday and all the following days, when I can waste my time the way I want to :-)
I started the countdown to retirement at day 40 a few weeks ago using an IKEA paper measuring tape and pasted it on the big concrete supporting pillar next to my desk in the office.
Everytime I got angry or upset in these past weeks it felt so good to cut off a day and visualize that it will all end soon. Nonetheless, its hard to believe that there's only five more days left.
Many of you - and I give a special thank you and call out to my followers - have already read my blog Special Event in My Life a few weeks ago.