Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Work while you work...



Did you ever memorize that poem as a child? Some days, when I have worked really, really hard...we go out to eat. We don't make a habit of eating out any more (we're recovering eat-out-aholics), but save it for a treat. The other day, we worked like dogs. Blowing and raking leaves, cleaning, unpacking, washing clothes and dishes by the loads, vacuuming! Around 4:00, my husband said spontaneously, go and take a hot shower and get dressed, we're eating out!
Today I am very, very thankful for the financial freedom to have a night off. I am thankful for the amazing Italian food we devoured (and dirty dishes that were not my responsibility). I am thankful for the website that we found where you can purchase a $30 gift certificate for $10. I am thankful for the feeling of a good day's work. And finally, I am thankful for the work- having a husband and three children that rely on me to get the jobs done. It's humbling, it holds me accountable, and it's good for my prayer life!
Work while you work
Play while you play
This is the way
To be happy each day.
All that you do
Do with your might
Things done in halves
Are never done right!

3 comments:

Bloom Where You Are Planted said...

Awesome! Never heard that poem but LOVE it! What a fantastic message!

Good for you! :)

Jackie said...

We are just starting to make the turn around toward financial freedom. And one of the hardest things to give up is eating out -- fast food, mostly! It's such a nice treat after a busy day! So it's nice to see that we'll be able to truly enjoy that again some day!

By the way, how is the Bible memorization going? I was really impressed with your idea!

Alicia said...

We just finished memorizing that poem. It is one of Ava Mae's favorites. I must confess we are also recovering eat-out-aholics. I remember growing up and eating out was such a treat ... something you did maybe once every two or three months. I don't know that we could ever get to that point but, we are striving for eating out no more than once a week.