Be grateful for work because it gives you something to do each work day.
In order for life to have meaning and to truly be worthwhile, it needs to serve a purpose. Work provides a purpose to life. Of course, work is not our sole purpose for living. But, it cannot be denied that work does provide a purpose. It gives us a thing to do and a place to do it. It doesn’t matter if a person works as a housekeeper in a hotel or as the chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 company, work provides purpose. A thing that provides purpose, makes a person necessary. A thing that makes you a necessary part of the world must be respected and appreciated.
Take a moment now to think about the work you do. No matter what that work is, it is not done in a vacuum. Your work is part of the larger economy. When you earn money from the work you do, that money is spent and invested. That means that other businesses are able to earn and invest money. The work you do, makes it both necessary and possible for others to have jobs.
The ability to get up and have work to go to each work day is a thing to be treasured. Activity which causes you to use your mind and your body is a good and great thing that should be appreciated. Do not shrink away from the idea of getting up and going to work. Indeed the ability to have work, to have something to do is a thing to be treasured and appreciated.
Be grateful for work because it is a way for you to make the world a better place.
One might think that one’s work only makes the world a better place if one does charitable work. It is easy to see how teachers, lawyers, doctors and those running charitable organizations that benefit the less fortunate make the world a better place. What is not as obvious is that every person who gets up, goes to work and puts forth their best efforts is making the world a better place. The work you do is witnessed by others. Whether you realize it or not, you are a role model. Those who see you at work observe your work, your attitude and how you conduct yourself. If you carry yourself with dignity, honor and work with diligence your provide an example of excellence that all who encounter you.
Role models examples and models of good and great behavior are treasures. They make the world a better place. There is honor in being one of those persons. So when you think of work, start thinking of work as a place where you go to make the world a better place. This is true, not matter what kind of work you do.
Now that you know there are at least three reasons to be grateful for work, the question for you is, why are you grateful for your work?