It seems easier to remember this advice when we are doing the work we love, but when we are working a job out of necessity, it still applies.
I had a shortage of the character needed for this attitude for many years, and instead became a disgruntled “b word” at work. I criticized, complained, and rolled my eyes at corporate: completely ignoring the reality and importance of what I was becoming in the process.
All work and service can serve us if we see it as a pilgrimage of love and identity.
Here’s to a great day doing whatever it is we have to do…even (and especially) today, for it is the only day that we have.