I guest posted today with the Lead Change Group, whose vision and mission are:
The Lead Change Group is a global, virtual community dedicated to encouraging and showcasing great ideas and helping leaders in their own professional growth.
We will encourage, energize and equip one another to leading change â€“ in ourselves, in others, and in our communities. We want to be a resourceful, supportive community sharing and multiplying powerful leadership content.
They have monthly themes, and this month’s was â€œfive thieves of happinessâ€ (control, conceit, consumption, coveting, and comfort), after one of its member’s book’s title.
My story, “Stealing Happiness Back from Comfort,” began
Stealing Happiness Back from Comfort
The winter I renovated my apartment was one of the coldest I remember. I couldnâ€™t stay there during the project. My sister generously let me stay in her familyâ€™s house, but the basement guest room was dark and drafty and the commute from Queens was long.
The one-month renovation turned to two, then three, then four, then five. The costs overran to double. Everyoneâ€™s patience wore thin. Itâ€™s uncomfortable to impose on someone so much, even family, no matter how generous your host.
I taught an evening class in Brooklyn that semester. The commute home went all the way through Manhattan, often after midnight. When the express went local for track work, I would be stuck underground, stalled between stations, not knowing when we would move again.
Read the rest at Stealing Happiness Back from Comfort.