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Thankful Workers

For Monday.

The clichés abound about Monday.  Monday blues.  Monday blahs.  Monday is arguably the most difficult day of the week.  Transitioning from the weekend back to work is hard because we typically like what we do on weekends, and don’t like work.  Starting our week on a downer typically makes for a long week, resulting in a lot of complaining.  Complaining is the opposite of thanksgiving.

Work is a blessing.  Getting a job is usually a reason for bragging.  Having a job is God’s provision for our security and future. Finishing a job brings satisfaction.  If your job is connected to your strength, passion, and purpose then happiness, contentment, and fulfilment are in your future.  Work is a grace from God.

So, a moratorium on complaining about your job during the challenge.  On Monday morning, thank God for work and more specifically, your work.  Include your boss, your co-workers, the opportunities and challenges, the rewards.  Frame your Monday with thanksgiving.  As you drive to work, bless the Lord.

Here is what I have seen to be good and fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he toils under the sun during the few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward.  Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his reward and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God. For he will not often consider the years of his life, because God keeps him occupied with the gladness of his heart. (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20)

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