“Work should be more fun than fun.” ~ Noel Coward
I have to admit, I love what I do. I don’t even consider it work. I’ve been blessed that every single job I’ve had has been something I have truly enjoyed doing.
Don’t get me wrong… there have been crazy and frustrating and disappointing days during my work life; but on the whole, I have had the chance to use the abilities I have to do something productive. And that’s cool.
Work is a means by which you can share your talents for the good of others regardless of what you are doing. Whether you’re waiting tables, cleaning houses or caring for children, God can use you right where you are to shine His light.
Sometimes we don’t end up in our dream job. But even if we find ourselves in a job we didn’t imagine, we can still make it enjoyable and find aspects to be thankful for.
Spreading Joy Through Your Job
I remember meeting a guy who worked at the ski lift all day long, helping people onto the chair as it came by. It seemed like such a mundane job, but he made it fun. He told jokes. He had contests: if you answered his question correctly, you got to move to the front of the line. Everyone wanted to be in his chair lift line. He radiated joy.
There’s also a sacker at a grocery store I visit who makes a point to encourage every single person that goes through his line. He makes his job fun (for himself and all of us, too).
Taking a possibly very boring job and making it fun and making people feel good is an honorable thing; and we can all do it. We should all be inspired by people like that and vow to look at whatever work we do as the gift from God that it is!
“And it is a good thing to receive wealth from God and the good health to enjoy it. To enjoy your work and accept your lot in life—this is indeed a gift from God. God keeps such people so busy enjoying life that they take no time to brood over the past.” ~ Ecclesiastes 5:19-20 (The Living Bible)