First Day of the Rest of Your Life

I always thought that phrase was kind of schmaltzy…”This is the first day of the rest of your life.”

But today, my 23-year-old son, a recent college graduate, (the one in the header pix today) starts his career. It feels momentous…different than most first days of work…knowing he will be working for many years to come.

I’m one of those persons who loves to work–I enjoy the mental stimulation of work, I like being busy, and I feel there’s a deep satisfaction that comes with work well done.

My prayer for my kids has always been that they would find the kind of work they are meant to do…the kind that you would do even if you don’t get paid for it (sort of like…writing!).

The kind that doesn’t feel like work.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.