Never doubt that your perfect soul work is needed. Never doubt that you can create it if it doesn’t exist already. Never doubt that what you love to do is needed, even if someone else is already doing it. If it makes your soul sing, you’re meant to do it. Move forward.
Here are some of my favorite examples of people who have created (accidentally or intentionally) jobs doing work they love (that I also love!):
Ken E. Nwadike Jr., Free Hugs Project
The job: show up at events and give people hugs. Spread positivity and love.
Mission: Continuing the nonviolent movement of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the mission of the Free Hugs Project is to spread love, inspire change and raise awareness of social issues.
Job: coordinate animal foster families with families that need them.
Mission: PACT for Animalsis a champion of the Human-Animal Bond. PACT gives peace of mind to hospital patients and military personnel by placing their pets in temporary foster homes until their owners can be reunited with the companion animals they love.
Job: Coordinating getting surplus food to those who need food.
Mission: MEANS (Matching Excess and Need) was started with the belief that it should be easy for those with excess food to share it with those in need…helping divert food from the trash to local emergency feeding services with the ease and speed of the internet.
John Paul “Chief” Lilly, Bikers Against Child Abuse International
Job: Be a strong support system for abused and neglected children
Mission: Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. We exist as a body of Bikers to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. We stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization. We work in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children. We desire to send a clear message to all involved with the abused child that this child is part of our organization, and that we are prepared to lend our physical and emotional support to them by affiliation, and our physical presence. We stand at the ready to shield these children from further abuse. We do not condone the use of violence or physical force in any manner, however, if circumstances arise such that we are the only obstacle preventing a child from further abuse, we stand ready to be that obstacle.