Value of the Month: BlessingDec 13, 2018 / Posted in Value of the Month
You don’t need a holiday to feel blessed or to count your blessings. This is a particular value that can be applied to many aspects of the trucking business in ways you may not realize at the moment. So, let’s take a moment to talk about what can be considered a blessing and how you just might benefit from being mindful of the blessings in your personal and professional life.
How We Bless One Another
The simple act of sincerely thanking someone for a cup of coffee you get every morning or taking the time to lend a hand to a fellow trucker are just some of the ways blessings can be passed along. And if you happen to be blessed with a steady stream of contracts and loads, you could always bless others in need by contributing to worthwhile charities that help truckers and their families. Some of the more popular ones include:
☑ St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund
☑ Trucker Charity
☑ Meals for 18 Wheels
☑ Operation Roger*
*This particular charity allows truckers to pass blessings along to others by transporting lost pets back to their owners.
How We Bless Ourselves
According to the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) Foundation, there are approximately 350,000 owner-operators working in the trucking industry in the United States. If you are one of them, you know very well how the job can easily become stressful at times.
But if you get into the habit of taking stock of your personal and professional blessings – e.g., being grateful for what you already have – you may be able to better manage your everyday sources of stress. In fact, some studies suggest this type of positive psychology may do the following:
☑ Help you sleep better
☑ Reduce your blood pressure
☑ Minimize your risk of stress-related aches and pains
☑ Make it easier to deal with the unexpected challenges you may face in your daily life as an owner-operator
At Pay4Freight, we count our blessings every single day because of the great people we work with, both on our staff and within the trucking industry. We also feel blessed because we’re able to provide a service we feel proud of that also helps our partners. Contact us today to learn more about freight factoring programs and available resources.