I remember the excitement with which my children would approach [some] chores when they were very young.
One of my son's first chores as a 3-4 year old was to put away flatware from the dishwasher. We had two patterns, so he carefully looked at each utensil as he matched forks, knives, and spoons.
My daughter relished cleaning her bedroom when it involved putting her books in order on the bookshelves.
As they worked on those chores, I did not notice, with the children, the heavy sighs that would sometimes escape my lips on Monday mornings.
So what changed this week? I began the reframing project: I seek to intentionally look anew at various aspects of my life. This week, I am pondering the power of my attitude to affect my work.
The renewed focus on my work has resulted in my intention to:
- remember that the process is as valuable as the product, and
- recognize the privilege of doing my best from the heart as working for the Lord (Colossians 3:23).
What are your thoughts on work?