When was the last time someone asked a favor of you and your response was, “Gladly” (without being sarcastic)? Or you decided to wash your car or pull weeds in the front garden bed and did it. . . gladly?

Often times we go through our day on auto-pilot unable to acknowledge just how fortunate we are to be doing what we are doing. I had a friend tell me once, “I find meaning in everything I do. Even if it’s cleaning the kitchen.” He went on to share how he likes an orderly home and cleaning the kitchen is a part of that order. His home is where he rests, reflects, rejuvenates, learns, works, etc. and keeping it clean helps him do that.

There is meaning in everything we do whether you’re aware of it or not. My suggestion is to find it. Have intention behind your tasks throughout the day. You may find a larger purpose for your activity, you may feel a surge of energy while doing it or you may find yourself completing your work . . . gladly.