Many people work in fields that make difference in the lives of people you don't see, or that make a difference many years down the road. The social worker may not know the happiness of the children of the child they place in a loving home. Those in education may not ever hear the thank you from the student they taught. A builder may not ever realize the joy that the home he built brought to the next generation. A banker may not know the impact of a loan. The admissions counselor may not know the career success of the students they recruit.
We do our jobs in a way that impacts lives that we will never know. Warren Buffet wrote: "someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
Be that someone who plants trees -- creating shade for those to come far down the road -- whether you ever meet them or not.
-- beth triplett