Happy In Your Work

Coffee in garden

Ecclesiastes 5:19-20  Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work – this is a gift from God. He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.

Happy Labor Day Weekend! As we take a day to reflect on the work we do throughout the year, are you content and happy with your work?

Earlier this week, my husband and I worked on the unending task of pulling weeds in our flower beds. At the end of the day, we had quite a pile to take to our city compost site. On the way, we noticed a widowed neighbor halfway up the block with a large pile of weeds accumulated in her driveway. When we stopped to ask her if we could add her weeds to our load to dispose of them, she was in tears. She had no way to dispose of her weeds. Within minutes, we had her pile added to our truckload and drove away. Such simple work, but such meaningful work that made a difference in someone’s life!

This morning I took my cup of coffee to the garden to think about the work I do. God has blessed me in so many ways, and one of those blessings is the ability to work. My favorite days are when I am busy and at the end of the day when I crawl into bed, I am exhausted. I feel that on those days, I have lived!

Take time this Labor Day to reflect on the work you do. Praise God for the opportunities you are given to work!


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