When we talk about QUALITY in our domain, it more often than not involves the quality of the parts we manufacture or the services we provide. Fair enough, but many other things require similar focus and energy, one of those things being QUALITY OF LIFE.
A friend of mine (both on and off Facebook) recently posted the following statement, in advance of the bone-chillingly cold days we had in Quebec at the start of February 2023:
“I typically don’t mind winter, but we’re getting to the portion of the program that always makes me question certain life choices”.
Aside from the laugh it gave me, it did make me think about how we all make big, important choices during the course of one’s life: what career to have, buying a home, getting married, where to live, etc. And in the end, all of these choices will affect your quality of life.
My life philosophy for many years has been: get up each day, be grateful that you got up, and do your best with whatever the day brings. Or perhaps worded differently . . . today, have the best quality of life that you can.
Does this mean that my quality of life each day is excellent? Hardly. But it does mean that I will do my utmost to have the best day possible. I don’t know who said it first, but the expression “Every day above ground is a good day” is one that I fully subscribe to.
Was the recent cold snap fun? You guessed it . . . hardly. But I got through it, and if you are reading this, so did you.
So congratulations on having the best quality of life you could under those circumstances.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Neither the “C” word nor the “P” word were used during the writing of this article.
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