Fulfillment at work.
Sometimes it gets mundane. Wake up, drag yourself out of bed, go to work, come home, repeat. Then you find yourself asking “is this worth it? Am I happy?” Sometimes, you’ll find that the answer is no. It’s absolutely not working. You are not happy. But you know what you do. Find something that MAKES you happy.
Because our God is a God of purpose. And he created us to want to work. To HAVE to work. He created us to be driven and to want to succeed. Matthew Kelly states today, “So what’s the purpose of work? What’s the meaning of work? The purpose of work is that when we work well, when we work hard, when we pay attention to the details of our work, we become a-better-version-of-ourselves. And it’s like you can almost feel it happening.”
So if you are not fired up about what you are doing, stop. LISTEN. He’s probably telling you something very important. You just have to slow down and listen to what He is saying.
“The primary purpose of work is that when we work hard, when we apply ourselves to our work, when we pay attention to the details of our work, we actually become better human beings.”
Today’s focus is this: We all spend too much time working not to be able to experience a deep satisfaction from our work.
Today’s call to action is: Work hard and well, paying attention to the details of your work—even if your work is menial or less meaningful than you would like it to be. Consciously acknowledge that each hour of work, each task, is an opportunity to grow in virtue and character and become a-better-version-of-yourself.
Day 15: JOY and GRATITUDE
You know what I did today? Something I have NEVER been able to do because my schedule has NEVER allowed it. I went to church with J Man. And when he first saw me, oh man, my Mama heart melted at the look of pure, radiant joy that spread across his face. THESE are the moments I live for.
I may mess up. I may mess up BAD. But if I don’t get up, brush myself off and keep trucking along, who am I hurting? It’s not all about me anymore. I have two little people that depend on me. Whose faces light up when I surprise them on a Friday morning by going to Mass.
And THAT, my friends, is priceless. So, do I wake up and go to a 8-5 job every day? Nope. But I work. I work hard, with intention, so that I can have these moments to share with my little boys.
I’m going to jump off now because I’m going to get them both from school and take them to play outside in this glorious weather.