It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Chapter 1, Page 13, Book 19

I can do what I love or I can love what I do.  Learn to love the task in front of you.

DeWitt Jones

January 13th - love what you do and do what you love

A job is what we do for money; work is what we do for love.

Marysarah Quinn

Work is essential not only for ourselves but for others.  Not all work is pleasurable, but because we love, we do it.  Work shouldn’t be endured or avoided.  It should be considered a way to contribute good to those in need, our families, our church, our neighbors or communities..  
Every thing we do should be done with love for what we do with love, is never work. What we do with love in our heart would make you never want to to it any other way.

Until you love something, you’ never give everything you have for it.  Passion cannot be found in your head because it lives in your heart. No matter what task is front of you, bring as much enthusiasm and energy to it as you possibly can. 

To love what you do and feel that it matters — how could anything be more fun?

Katherine Graham


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Love makes life worthwhile.

jack69 said...

I have been very fortunate in my life. I have seldom disliked a job or work. I have been blessed with a body or frame of mind that weather nor task has seldom caused a bad mood. but I did let my guard down once and allowed 'someone' to take the joy out of a task. i try not to let that happen, it does make for a temporary sourness, and that is no fun and doesn't fit well.
today the sun is out, our son is visiting, we are ready for church, all is well in our world.
Love from Florida
Sherry & jack

NanaDiana said...

I LIKE to work. I was working on the farm even as a child and always found physical (or mental) work very rewarding. I retired for a couple of years but now am back at work full time and love it.
I hope you have a great Sunday- xo Diana

Mevely317 said...

Despite the poor conditions where I worked for the last 15 years, I've been very blessed to work at other venues whose memories are some of my happiest.
Given my not having a college degree, this last job did provide an extraordinary salary and benefits ….. so in a way, it was a labor of love so to provide for my family.

betty said...

I like the work that I do, I don't like how it has changed over the years. I still continue to learn things almost daily and I've been doing this work for over 40 years. Hubby likes to work, but isn't fond of his commute and who can blame him when it is 50 miles one way. Son finally found a position where he truly enjoys going to work and even goes in early at times (he's paid salary) because he wants to learn and absorb all he can from the chef he works with. I think indeed the key is to find something you love doing and train for it if you have to and then that makes going to work so much more enjoyable.


Pamela said...

My husband loves to work -- I thought we would have so much leisure time after retiring.
I think I need to learn love to watch him work ha ha
Actually we both volunteer. But he really dives into it.

(ps. I used to blog feverishly. Wore myself out. But started up again, and I'm sort of linking through old friends and checking out current bloggers)


this says it all, "Work shouldn’t be endured or avoided. "