Monday, 10 January 2011

Back to porridge

The wife is back to work. The long holiday period is finally over as the house returns to normal. 

Even though I was working last week it still felt like a semi-holiday due to my lovely other-half being about. The occasional lie-in, hour-long lunches, chats over a cuppa - good times.  But now I must again face what the vast majority of you faced over a week ago.  Normality has returned.

To be honest I expect productivity rates to rise now that my favourite distraction is no-longer about but it's just not going to be as much fun. Or is it?

Why does work have to be a chore; can't it be the best part of the day? It's certainly the longest part of the waking day for most people so lets all make the most of it.  Whether you are a student, a tech guy, a high-flyer a low-flyer or someone who hands out flyers, make the most of your day.  Do it with all you've got, make it count and see what happens.

I've got a great job, I do what I love doing and I love doing what I do.  I know that's not the case for everyone and many of you probably would much rather be doing something else.  But tough, for today you are doing your thing, that's where you are at this moment so give it your all and, even if you are not there for ever, you can sleep soundly knowing you earned that pay-packet and made a contribution.

Porridge?  I love it.

Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.
Philippians 2:14-16


Here's some porridge everyone loves.

1 comment:

  1. This is our flat verse. If one of us asks the other to do something and they grumble about it we just whip this verse out. It's hard not to complain about what we do, human nature is like that but I don't think God wants us to be grumpy. As i sit down to start revising i'll try to do it with a good attitude, maybe more productivity will be the result.