We just today received word on our pay raises for next year. I count myself fortunate to get a raise, considering that many folks haven’t had raises in a while, or maybe not expecting one this year.
I feel that I am well paid, in fact, I tell folks from time to time that, “I am the only over-paid prof at UA”. I am surprised at how few people seem to appreciate the implications of that gag. Oh well.
I do consider myself Blessed financially. I wear no tie, often wearing jeans in cold weather or shorts in hot weather. I can bike to work. We have a shower just down the hall from my office. I get much more time off than most folks. I am not telling you this to make you envious, I am merely recognizing what G^d hath wrought.
One of the Scriptural directives is that addresses pay is, “Soldiers be content with your wages”. (Lk3:14) I count myself a soldier in many ways. I am content. It's not much of a sacrifice, but I am content with my wages, and recognize all we have is a gift from G^d. Thanks be to G^d for all.