The following poignant thought has been contributed by renowned Family Law Attorney Cindy Kirby of Toledo, Ohio – –
"I've been practicing law for almost 19 years, and can still say that I love what I do. One of the reasons that I still enjoy the practice of law is that I pay attention to the difference I get to make in the world. This gives me a sense of accomplishment and a feeling that I'm making a mark on my community.
"I suggest a variation of the practice intended to achieve a similar sense of well being. For the next month, do one thing every day designed to make a difference in your life. This can be something as simple as taking the stairs rather than the elevator, or choosing a salad over a double cheeseburger for lunch. Or it can be something large, like reaching out to a long lost friend, apologizing to someone important to you, or going to extra mile for your client. Keep track of that daily thing in a journal. At the end of the month, review your journal. Observe your sense of achievement. I predict that you'll be inspired to keep the practice going, and to challenge yourself to make a larger difference in your life each day." Cindy Kirby, Family Law Attorney, Toledo, Ohio
JEROME M. BAME, Esq. Coach-Mentor-Confidant to Lawyers, 10061 Talbert Avenue, Suite 200, Fountain Valley, CA 92708; Telephone (714) 962-4477; Email jmb@PracticingLawSucks.com
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