Whistle while you work


Some truths are timeless.  This morning I read in my devotional book a passage that needed reading by a lazy woman who avoids drudgery whenever possible.

IMG_1836 “There is no other way in which one’s life will be transformed so surely, as in the faithful, happy, cheerful doing of everyday tasks. 

We need to remember that this world is not so much a place for doing things as for building character.  Right in the midst of what some people consider drudgery is the very best place to get the transformed, transfigured life.

The doing of common tasks patiently, promptly, faithfully, cheerfully, makes the character beautiful and bright.  But we must take heed always that we do our tasks, whatever they be, with love in our hearts.  Doing any work unwillingly with complaint and murmuring hurts the life.”

So I’m off to mop the white floor in my bathroom and try to tweak my “character.”  Why anyone would install a white floor is beyond me, but I shall mop it cheerfully. Maybe when it’s white again I will love it more.

J. R. Miller (March 20, 1840 – July 2, 1912) was a popular Christian author and editorial Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication, and pastor of several churches in Pennsylvania and Illinois.

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