For some people, success is finding a way to balance family and work. It is not always easy, but it can be done. The secret is to do what works for your family.
It is fantastic to have your own definition of success.
Readers of a certain age will remember the movie “Mahogany” starring Diana Ross and Billie Dee Williams. There was a great line in the movie where Billie Dee’s character told Diana Ross’ character a line everyone quotes. That line was that all her success at work meant nothing if she had no one at home with whom to share it. For me, having a loving family at home to share my successes is more valuable than the actual successes.
I like to call myself a Proverbs Wife. For those not familiar with the Bible, this is the wife described in Proverbs 31, verses 10 to 31. She is a wonderful woman who has it all together. Here are a few things to describe her. She is:
- more precious than rubies
- trusted by her husband
- keeps her home adequately supplied
- strong and in good physical shape
- dresses beautifully
- operates businesses
- has a reputation for virtue
- has a good reputation that proceeds her
This is not to say that having both is the ideal or that every woman should strive to be a success in the workplace and in the home. There are many women who are happy and satisfied with having one or the other. That is a beautiful thing and a good and valued choice that should be respected. I want to celebrate the fact that is is a fantastic thing for me to have satisfying work and a good family.
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No matter if you are at home or at work, always do your best.
One should always strive to be a person who is admired and respected for who she is as a person. It is important to put forth one’s best efforts at work and at home. An employee is duty-bound, honor-bound and required to put forth her best efforts in the workplace. When carrying out tasks at work one should plan out the day to be sure that all important tasks get done properly and in a timely manner. This statement remains the same whether you work for a Fortune 500 company or for your family.
When you are a member of a family, you must take care to show your family that family is important to you. The tasks that need to be done in a home should be carried out with diligenceto get the job donecompletely. All work done inside and outside the home has value, importance and is deserving of our best efforts.
Satisfying work and a good family are things that are highly desired. There are many people who have work but no family. I have a friend who has a wonderful job that she does well and where she is seen as a model of success. She cries herself to sleep many nights because she wants to be a wife and mother and is having trouble getting dates. I have other friends who have wonderful husbands and terrific children but cry themselves to sleep because they want to work outside the home and cannot find it.
So, the question for you this fantastic day is, if you are a woman with satisfying work and a good family do you show your appreciation for those blessings?