Spiritual Practice: When Work is Joy

Winter in MN

Earlier this week my husband ran out of time to shovel the recent snow fall off the driveway and sidewalk.  Our son was very disappointed  and didn’t like that he would probably miss out on shoveling in the morning as Daddy was getting up early to do it.

The next morning as Daddy was trying to sleep in a bit, a very enthusiastic boy came into the room – around 5:30am.

He wanted to make sure that he didn’t miss out on shoveling.

Our daily tasks can be a joy.  We can transform them into playtime, like my son did, or at the very least, take the opportunity to notice the creation that we are a part of.

Sometimes we need to rush through things.  Yet, even in the midst of running through errands, getting the kids off to school or filling out expense reports, we can take a moment to savor that we are breathing, we are alive, and we are blessed because God love us!

We only have so many moments, why not do our best embrace as many of them as possible?  Each one is a gift from God, even those at 5:30am.

Master Builder, help us embrace all the moments of our lives – even those on our “to-do” lists – with a sense of joy.  Help us take find ways to realize that just breathing is a gift, and just being is a blessing.  Amen.

About SFriant

I live to walk with others on their journeys - because everyone needs to know that they are loved, that they matter, and that they are doing amazing things. I'm a lot like our two kids: obsessed with learning, and constantly creating.
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2 Responses to Spiritual Practice: When Work is Joy

  1. lisa says:

    That’s definitely a great lesson to remember! And what an amazing little guy you have!

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