Accidental Sabbatical: Hope for Surviving and Thriving While Unemployed

My Spiritual Breakfast

Author: Shari Risoff

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“Will it be just a vacation or an Accidental Sabbatical?
You are not the only one asking yourself that question.

Millions of us are on an Accidental Sabbatical due to unemployment. We find ourselves on this journey for many different reasons – in my case, as a trailing spouse. Some people have been casualties of downsizing or rightsizing or corporate politics. Still others have been left behind in a divorce, or widowed. Some have even been forced into retirement long before they would have chosen it.

Maintaining hope is the toughest part of the assignment for me, so when I heard Kay Warren speak about her Hope Box, I created one for myself, filling up index cards with scriptures and inspirational thoughts and keeping them in a small box labeled ‘Hope’. These surprising gifts sustain me daily and cover many areas… among…

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