I'm in Quebec City for an meeting of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Specialization. Picked up the Globe and Mail and ran accross a guest article by John Izzo entitled "Do you dare to be an office Pollyanna?" It's a little about optimism and a little about finding meaning in work. Of course, it happens he's got a book out, Second Innocence: Renewing Work & Daily Life. But, that's ok -- just because he's selling doesn't mean I shouldn't be buying. One part of the story:
How do you keep feeling glad about work after you've done a job for many years? One real-life Pollyanna I met had been teaching fourth graders at the sameVancouver school for 42 years. Yet she seemed to have kept her fire for teaching.
I don't know about the book, but the article is worth a read.